These Greek lamb burgers are Whole30 compliant and provide a delicious Mediterranean taste in a family friendly meal

These Greek lamb burgers are Whole30 compliant and provide a delicious Mediterranean taste in a family friendly meal #burgers

Our family loves burgers.  When Henry wants to choose a meal, it is invariably either burgers, (usually made with turkey but also with ground beef, chicken, etc), or tacos (again, usually with turkey but also with ground beef, chicken, etc).  I’ve put a few different ideas for tacos here on the website, such as a turkey taco salad, nacho taco dippos, even taco soup can be made into a kind of taco-like meal, just depends on the thickness of the sauce.  

But this recipe isn’t about tacos and Mexican food.  Travel halfway around the globe from South America and land in the Mediterranean region.  Specifically Greece.  Our family has always loved this type of food, but we don’t get it very often.  It’s just not the same getting a gyros in the US compared to what Grant and I remember growing up in Australia.  And kebabs aren’t quite there either.  But the flavors are always tempting us … This recipe came about after finding some ground lamb on special at the grocery store (lamb is expensive here in the US!) so I picked up a few packs of it.  And the first time I made these burgers, the whole family was salivating … the flavors were so amazing together.  And every other time since.  I tell you, this is a winner family meal!

Pair these Greek lamb burgers with some dairy-free tzatziki, spinach, cucumber and tomato and it will feel like you’re half a world away.  Except if you live in Greece, in which case you’ll just feel like you’re home!

Greek lamb burgers
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
346 calories
2 g
156 g
24 g
30 g
10 g
142 g
700 g
1 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
142g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346
Calories from Fat 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
36%
Saturated Fat 10g
48%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 156mg
52%
Sodium 700mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground lamb
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 tsp garlic salt
  5. 1 tsp rosemary
  6. 1 tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl until all ingredients are well distributed.
  2. Once the meat mixture has come together as a mass, rather than individual ingredients, divide into four equal pieces.
  3. Roll into balls and place on a plate. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes.
  4. Heat a griddle/frying pan and spray cooking oil of choice to coat the surface.
  5. Prior to cooking, flatten each ball into a patty-form.
  6. Place each patty on the cooking surface and allow the bottom half to cook (approx 5 mins).
  7. Flip the patty and squash down until desired thickness. Allow the bottom half to cook again (approx 5 mins), or until the internal temperature of the burger is 160F.
  8. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. - these burgers reheat very well - store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  2. - top with Greek salad, such as tomato, cucumber, spinach, tzatziki, etc
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calories
346
fat
24g
protein
30g
carbs
2g
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These Greek lamb burgers are Whole30 compliant and provide a delicious Mediterranean taste in a family friendly meal #burgers