Lamb burgers with feta and mint


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Lamb burgers with feta and mint

Photo, Angus Fergusson.

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 500 g ground lamb, or beef

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta, about 75 g

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

  • 2 pitas


  • Preheat barbecue to medium. Heat a small frying pan over medium. Add oil, then onion and garlic. Stir often until onion softens, 3 to 5 min. Set aside.

  • Whisk egg with Dijon and salt in a large bowl. Season with fresh pepper. Add lamb, panko, feta, onion mixture and mint. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix. Shape into 4 burgers. Press a shallow indent in centre of each with your thumb.

  • Oil grill. Barbecue burgers, lid closed, until cooked through, 5 to 6 min per side. Lightly grill pitas alongside. Cut into quarters and serve with burgers.

Kitchen tips

1. Press a shallow depression in centre of each patty before cooking so burgers will stay perfectly round when grilled.

2. No barbecue? Cook burgers in a non-stick pan over medium, 6 to 8 min per side.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 439, Protein 33g, Carbohydrates 26g, Fat 24g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 776mg.