Mediterranean Lamb Burgers


These lamb and beef burgers are juicy and full of flavor. Even people who don't really like lamb have enjoyed these burgers. You can double the recipe and freeze half of the patties in wax paper to eat at a later time. Fine to place on the grill frozen (just add to the cooking time).

close up view of a Mediterranean Lamb Burger served with a salad and a glass of red wine
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


Burger Patties:

  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 1 (16 ounce) container Greek yogurt

  • ½ lemon, zested

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

To Assemble:

  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 4 slices green tomato

  • 4 ciabatta sandwich rolls, sliced horizontally

  • 1 (8 ounce) package feta cheese, sliced

  • 8 baby arugula leaves


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Make the patties: Mix ground lamb, ground beef, mint, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until just combined. Divide evenly into four portions and shape into large patties. Set aside.

  3. Make the sauce: Mix Greek yogurt, lemon zest, garlic, and salt in a bowl; cover and refrigerate.

  4. Cook burger patties on the preheated grill until cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  5. While burgers are cooking, get ready to assemble: Place slices of onion and green tomato on the grill. Cook until lightly charred, about 1 minute on each side.

  6. Spread yogurt sauce over sliced ciabatta rolls. Continue assembly by placing each burger patty on a roll. Divide feta cheese slices over the patties. Top each with a slice of grilled tomato, grilled onion, and 2 leaves of arugula, followed by the top half of the roll.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

808 Calories
48g Fat
42g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 808
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 24g 119%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 2031mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 373mg 29%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 606mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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