Monday, June 6, 2011

Greek Lamb Burgers

When my Mom first made these burgers about a year ago, I was afraid to try them.  There were a lot of onions and I had never really liked burgers, but these were different.  These burgers are delicious and they are just as good as the lamb burgers you would get at any local Greek restaurant.  My Stepdad loved them so much that he went out and bought about 3 more pounds of ground lamb in the hopes that my Mom would make them more often. We get the lamb from Morgan Valley Lamb which may have been one of the reasons why they are so good.  The creamy yogurt sauce with the lamb patty is to die for! As always, we try to go as local as possible so we make homemade yogurt with milk from Winder Farms and buy locally made bread.  I hope you love this recipe!

Greek Lamb Burgers
1 lb. ground lamb (Morgan Valley Lamb)
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (Rockhill Creamery)
2 tbl. fresh, chopped mint (grow it yourself)
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 cup greek yogurt (we use our homemade yogurt)
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
2 tbl lime juice
1 tbl lemon juice 
1/2 tsp cumin
4 pita breads cut in half (we use local papapita brand)
  1. Mix together ground lamb, feta cheese, mint and red onion. Season with salt and pepper and then form into 4-5 burgers. These can be either grilled outside or broiled in your oven until done.
  2. Mix together the yogurt, diced cucumber, lime and lemon juice and cumin.
  3. Place burgers into pita pocket and top with a dollop of yogurt sauce. 
  4. Can be garnished with lettuce and tomatoes just like any regular burger.


  1. Thanks for posting this, I've been looking for a lamb retailer & thanks to your blog I picked up some Morgan Valley Lamb today!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! I don't know if you knew but Morgan Valley Lamb will not be selling their products anymore because they are losing their land! So enjoy their lamb while you can!