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August 5, 2019

Mediterranean American Lamb Burgers with Whipped Feta

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Recipe Provided By
"Clean Eats & Treats"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

30 min

Servings

4

Mediterranean American Lamb Burgers with Whipped Feta

Ingredients

Lamb Burgers

  • 1 pound ground American Lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive tapenade, premade
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tablespoon marjoram
  • 1/2 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 

Toppings

  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 brioche hamburger buns, toasted 

Whipped Feta

  • 6 ounces crumbled feta
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

Set grill to high, 450°F, with lid up. Once smoking, close the lid and allow to pre-heat, about 15 minutes. 

For the Lamb Burgers: In a large mixing bowl, add lamb, egg, garlic, bread crumbs, parsley, tapenade, mint, marjoram, rosemary, salt and pepper; mix with your hands, being careful not to over work the meat mixture. Form mixture into 4 patties; press your thumb into the center of each. Set aside. 

Place the burgers on the grill; cook until a crust forms, about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare or about 5 minutes per side for well done. Only flip once. Transfer burgers to a plate to rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

For the Whipped Feta: In a food processor, add feta, cream cheese and lemon juice; process until smooth. 

To serve: Place burgers on buns; top with a generous smear of whipped feta. Layer lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. Serve immediately.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Raw Mediterranean American Lamb Burger pattys
Mediterranean American Lamb Burgers on grill
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