My friend Cheryl came over for dinner again last week, and she had never had lamb before…..so that needed to change! I love these burgers…they are such a nice change from regular burgers, I just knew that she needed to try them…..and she liked them! Yeah…..happy dance!
I would have felt horrible if she had hated them. I first had a mini version of these Greek Burgers at a local restaurant named Zin’s a few years ago. They were so adorable. I guess I should make mini buns and mini burgers sometime 🙂 Oh well, these work just fine. I served them exactly the same way they were served to me that night, minus the pommes frites! I have banned the deep fryer from my kitchen. Cheryl loves taking pictures of me while I am cooking…
I was a bit frazzled at this point of the evening…..this was the afternoon that I received a phone call from my son. He had just been in an accident and needed me to bring him the new insurance card to show the police! By the time I got home, it was almost time for Cheryl to arrive, so I was forgetting things left and right. See the lettuce for the salad, it never made it to the plate! That flame is way too high, and the burgers would have been even juicier had I remembered to turn it down and put the cover on the pan! Oops.
Form ground lamb into 8 patties. Place a scoop of feta cheese in the center of 4 of the patties. Now would be the time to add the sliced olives if you are going to use them…..
Place the remaining patties on top of the cheese covered patties. Push together and seal the edges.
Cover and cook in a large skillet over medium heat, until the juices run clear…..
Yes, there are only 3 burgers in the pan…Alex is allergic to dairy, so his has to be cooked separately.
Place patty on bottom bun. Place a tomato slice and onion slices on top of patty…..
Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and serve…..
The insurance adjuster came down to Iowa yesterday to inspect Alex’s car…..it has $3,100 worth of damage! It is up to the other insurance company to make a final determination on fixing/totally it out, so we will see what they say. This car is jinxed!!! Two years ago it sustained $3,200 worth of hail damage 🙁 They put on a new hood and removed all of the dents. Then two months later his sister backed into it and dented the brand new hood…..we still need to fix that as well! Never a dull moment..
**It has been 3 years since I wrote this post, and I think it’s about time that I update these images!! Alex’s car has been hit 2 more times, not as severe, but non the less…I still believe that car is jinxed!! He is now in Arizona and plans to drive that car until it dies. 🙂
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 4 fresh hamburger buns
- 2 Pounds ground lamb
- 3 Ounces feta cheese (crumbled)
- 1 tomato (sliced)
- 1 onion (sliced)
- balsamic glaze
- black olives (sliced, optional)
|Form ground lamb into 8 patties.|
|Place a scoop of feta cheese in the center of 4 of the patties. Now would be the time to add the sliced olives if you are going to use them.|
|Place the remaining patties on top of the cheese covered patties. Push together and seal the edges.|
|Cover and cook in a large skillet over medium heat. Juices should run clear.|
|Place patty on bottom bun.|
|Place a tomato slice and onion slices on top of patty.|
|Drizzle with balsamic glaze.|
|Cover with top bun and serve. I served mine with Greek seasoned roasted potatoes.|
I can only purchase lamb in 2 pound packages, so I chose to use the entire two pounds. By the time the burgers were done, they had shrunk to almost half of their original size and were not as huge as I had thought they would be!
Homemade Hamburger Buns recipe is here.