Something new for all the grill-daddies! An EASY burger to make, and guests rave over this one.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat.

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  • Place the lamb in a large bowl, and mix with the mint, cilantro, oregano, garlic, sherry, vinegar, and molasses. Season with cumin, allspice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, and mix well. Shape into 4 patties.

  • Brush grill grate with oil. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side, or until well done. Heat the pita pocket briefly on the grill. Serve burgers wrapped in pitas with feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 38g 12% DV; fat 22.4g 35% DV; cholesterol 101.1mg 34% DV; sodium 1003.5mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
These burgers turned out really good. My husband makes his own version that is very similar to this recipe (using a little of this and that)...and I wanted to replicate it. Suprisingly enough this came very close to his. I used dry herbs and threw in some cilantro and green onions. I used a bit more salt than what the recipe called for and used ground pork rather than lamb. I've never cooked with lamb before...simply because I never see it at our grocery store. I was given several compliments and plan on making this again. Thanks for sharing Alan. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/06/2011
I made these just as written. They were not to my liking. Way too much going on w/ these burgers. You can't even taste the lamb might as well be using ground turkey or pork;) TOO many spices in this that are overpowering and they are not spicy at all. No one liked them. Next time I want a lamb burger I'll just make a lamb burger: nothing needed but S & P. Read More
(12)
176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 141
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
These burgers turned out really good. My husband makes his own version that is very similar to this recipe (using a little of this and that)...and I wanted to replicate it. Suprisingly enough this came very close to his. I used dry herbs and threw in some cilantro and green onions. I used a bit more salt than what the recipe called for and used ground pork rather than lamb. I've never cooked with lamb before...simply because I never see it at our grocery store. I was given several compliments and plan on making this again. Thanks for sharing Alan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
Mighty tasty burgers! I substituted dark corn syrup for the molasses, and white wine for the sherry. Very good - and the burgers held together well on the grill. Just let them cook well before turning over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Fabulous flavor. I wouldn't change a thing to the recipe for the burgers. Even when cooked all the way through the meat was so tender and juicy. The only thing I did differently was I made some homemade tzaziki yogurt sauce and added a spoonful or two of that to the burger and feta in the grilled pita pocket. This will be a new favorite for the grill! Thanks Alan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
Yummy Yummy Yummy!! I raise sheep so always have lots of lamb on hand and I am always looking for good lamb recipes. This one is great. I didn't have any fresh mint so used 3 mint tea bags (make sure it has no additives) also I had no sherry or wine so used angastura bitters. This lamb burger was so tasty and did hold together well. My family gave it 5 stars even the kids. Will serve this often this coming summer. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
EXCELLENT... I took this recipe and made small meatballs and baked in the oven... then served them with toothpicks and tzatziki as an appetizer... everyone wanted the recipe! YUM Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These were fantastic - even with the variety of substitutions I had to make (7 mos pregnant and not keen on the idea of a special trip to the store). I substituted fresh thyme and rosemary for the cilantro and mint honey for the molasses a good squeeze of lemon juice as I was going for a Greek flavour. The mix was a bit dry so I added a beaten egg and a handful of breadcrumbs and they were delicious! Can't wait to try the original recipe. Thanks Alan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Excellent! Based on the other reviews I doubled the recipe and I'm glad I did. I love grilled lamb and I'll make this one again. I didn't have sherry. I used some white wine instead. I happened to have pomegranate molasses so I used that instead. Goes great with salad and wine. If you like grilled lamb you'll love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
Holy Cow! This Lamb kicks-! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
We love our food highly seasoned, and these were wonderful for our first meal from the 4-H market lamb that we had just picked up from the butcher! These will become a must-have in our home! Served with tzatziki sauce, they were stupendous! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/06/2011
I made these just as written. They were not to my liking. Way too much going on w/ these burgers. You can't even taste the lamb might as well be using ground turkey or pork;) TOO many spices in this that are overpowering and they are not spicy at all. No one liked them. Next time I want a lamb burger I'll just make a lamb burger: nothing needed but S & P. Read More
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