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two lamb burgers with feta on brown parchment paper, in front of glass of beer

Lamb Burgers with Feta

The Home Cook's Kitchen
A light, and fresh lamb burger with feta cheese stuffed in the middle! Oozing with cheese, and packed full of spices! These lamb burgers are great for weekend grilling, backyard parties and entertaining with friends. 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Grilling, Main Meal
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
Servings 6 people
Calories 489 kcal


Burger Meat

  • 1 lbs ground/mince lamb 500g
  • 2 ½ tablespoon za'atar spice
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 yellow/brown onion grated, excess water squeezed out
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz feta cheese 100g

Burger Toppings

  • 6 brioche burger buns or any other burger bun that takes your fancy
  • 1 yellow/brown onion finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper/capsicum finely sliced
  • 6 lettuce leaves or spinach, arugula
  • 6 tablespoon hummus or tatziki


Burger Meat

  • Grate your onion, and squeeze out excess liquid with a nut milk bag or clean tea towel. 
  • Add ground lamb, panko breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, onion, salt and pepper and za'atar spice to a medium-sized bowl. 
  • Use your hands to gently combine the ingredients together. 
  • Take roughly a ¼ of ground lamb and form into a flat patty shape. 
  • Take around one tbsp. of feta cheese and gently press it into the middle of the patty. Close the feta cheese into the patty, reshape and flatten. Repeat 6 times until mixture is all used up. 
  • Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium to high heat. 
  • Add each patty and cook on each side 5-8 minutes, or until browned and lightly charcoaled. Flip and repeat.  

Assemble Burgers

  • Remove burger patties from the cast iron, and set aside on a clean piece of paper towel to drain some of the excess fat. 
  • Keep cast iron on, and add red pepper/capsicum and yellow/brown onion. Cook 5 minutes, until the vegetables are lightly charcoaled and soft. 
  • Add lettuce to bottom of the burger bun. Top with lamb patty and capsicum/pepper and onion mix. Spread about 1 tablespoon of hummus or tzatziki on the underside of the top burger bun. 
  • Eat and enjoy! 
Keyword burgers, grilling, lamb burgers