Grilled Lamb Burgers with Feta

For a delicious twist on the classic burger, these Grilled Lamb Burgers with Feta offer a burst of Mediterranean flavors. Ground lamb, seasoned with fresh herbs and spices, is perfectly complemented by tangy feta cheese. Perfect for a summer cookout or a weeknight dinner, these lamb burgers are sure to impress your taste buds. Follow this recipe to create a savory and mouthwatering meal that stands out from the ordinary.


  • One pound of ground lamb (refer to Note 1)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley (loosely packed)
  • 10 fresh mint leaves (1-2 inch)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves (4-5 inch)
  • 1 red jalapeño pepper (See Note 2)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles


  1. Prepare the Herb Mixture:
    • Finely mince the parsley, mint, and basil leaves. Mince the garlic cloves and finely dice the red jalapeño pepper, removing the seeds if you prefer less heat.
  2. Mix the Burger Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb with the dried oregano, salt, cracked black pepper, chopped herbs, minced garlic, and diced jalapeño pepper. Zest the lemon and add it to the mixture for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
    • Carefully combine the ingredients until just mixed. Avoid overworking the meat to keep the burgers tender.
  3. Form the Patties:
    • Separate the mixture into four equal parts and form each one into a patty. Create a small indentation in the center of each patty to ensure they cook evenly.
  4. Preheat the Grill:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you’re using a charcoal grill, prepare it for direct grilling.
  5. Grill the Burgers:
    • Put the lamb patties onto the preheated grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) for medium doneness.
    • During the last minute of grilling, sprinkle the feta cheese crumbles over the top of each burger, allowing them to melt slightly.
  6. Serve:
    • Take the burgers off the grill and allow them to rest for a few minutes. Serve the lamb burgers on your choice of buns or pita bread, and top with your favorite garnishes such as lettuce, tomato, red onion, or a dollop of tzatziki sauce.


These Grilled Lamb Burgers with Feta are a flavorful and satisfying meal that brings a taste of the Mediterranean to your table. The combination of fresh herbs, spices, and tangy feta cheese creates a burger experience that is both unique and delicious. Perfect for a summer barbecue or a cozy dinner at home, these lamb burgers are sure to become a favorite. Enjoy the rich, savory taste of lamb enhanced by vibrant herbs and creamy feta with every bite.