Middle Eastern Lamb and Feta Burgers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great burger from the Food Network All Stars cookbook. I get a ton of requests to make this from my family. Making these mini burgers is great for tailgating. Prep does not include chilling

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prep grill - medium high.
  2. Using hand mix lamb thru pepper, gently add in feta. Divide mixture into 6 portions ( I do mini so I get like 12-18) shape into oval loosely packed and press center so it is slightly thinner.
  3. Brush burgers with EVOO and season with salt and pepper ( if desired ) grill turning once until firm to the touch with a bit of give. about 8-10 min for large burgers.
  4. Grill pitas if desired serve burgers with pitas and garnishes.
  5. Stir yogurt and put into coffee filter let drain for at least 12 hours or over night ( It never makes it that long for me and its fine).
  6. or if using Greek yogurt skip this step. Discard watery liquid and put yogurt into bowl.
  7. Grate cucumber on wide holed side of a grater. sprinkle with 2 tsp salt and toss gently set aside for 20 min then squeeze to express as much liquid as possible , add to yogurt in bowl.
  8. Smash garlic sprinkle with generous pinch of salt and with the flat side of a knife mash into coarse paste. Add garlic oil lemon juice and mint to yogurt mixture, stir to combine, refrigerate for about an hour to meld flavors.