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Lamb Burger with Feta Sauce And Greek Tomato Relish

Lamb Burger with Feta Sauce And Greek Tomato Relish
Keto friendly Greek burgers made with ground beef and lamb.
Greek Burgers
Course:
Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine:
Greek, Mediterranean
Yield:
Yield 6 Burgers
INGREDIENTS:

Lamb-Feta Burger:

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 pound ground beef (fatty)
  • ½ cup pitted, diced kalamata olives
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground, toasted cumin seed
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Greek-O De Gallo:

  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and cut into fine dice (~1 ½ cups)
  • 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and cut into fine dice (~1 cup)
  • ½ medium red onion, cut into fine dice
  • ~½ cup mint leaves, cut into chiffonade
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Feta Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Black pepper and kosher salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Lamb-Feta Burger:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the lamb, beef, feta, olives, garlic, cumin, parsley, salt, and pepper. Be careful not to overwork the mixture. Divide mixture into 6 patties with a slight dimple in the center of each.
  2. Set half burners on gas grill to highest heat setting, cover, preheat for 10 minutes. Clean/oil grilling grate.
  3. Place burgers on hot side of grill and cook, flipping as needed and transferring to cooler side if flare-ups occur, until they register 125°F on an instant read thermometer for medium-rare, or 135°F for medium. Transfer to a large plate. And let rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. While burgers are cooking, toast buns over grill.
  5. Place burgers on buns, top with Greek tomato-cucumber relish and feta sauce.

Greek-O De Gallo:

  1. Combine cucumber, tomato, red onion, and mint leaves in bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice, toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Feta Sauce:

  1. Whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, feta, parsley, garlic, and lemon juice.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.