Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato

Give your burgers a boost of flavor by adding handfuls of finely chopped fresh herbs
Grilled Lamb Burgers

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Whipped feta and grilled tomatoes may just be our favorite-ever additions to a juicy lamb burger.

This recipe is courtesy of Not Without Salt.

4
Servings
749
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces feta
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Pound ground lamb
  • 1 Cup fresh herbs, such as mint, basil, dill, and parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 Teaspoons Morton® Kosher Salt
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 burger buns
  • Fresh arugula, for serving

Directions

Combine the feta and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor, and process until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine the lamb, herbs, garlic, salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

Grill the patties over high heat until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the burgers from the grill and set aside.

While the burgers rest, brush the tomatoes with the remaining olive oil, and place on the grill. Grill until char marks appear, and the tomato just starts to soften, about 2 minutes per side.

Grill the buns until lightly toasted. Spread the whipped feta on both halves of every bun. Add the burger, and top with grilled tomato and fresh arugula.

Lamb Shopping Tip

Look for meat that is bright red. Red meat turns paler as the hemoglobin within releases oxygen – a sign that the meat has been sitting too long at the butcher's counter.

Lamb Cooking Tip

When browning meat, resist the urge to move the meat – you must allow a flavorful crust to form over high heat. Once it has formed, the meat should slide freely with the shake of a pan.

Lamb Wine Pairing

Most red wines, especially cabernet sauvignon, but also including cabernet franc, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nebbiolo, nero d'avola, primitivo, barbera, and sangiovese.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
88%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
23g
100%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Protein
32g
64%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
150µg
17%
Vitamin B12
4µg
61%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.6%
Vitamin C
26mg
43%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
266µg
100%
Calcium
396mg
40%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
78µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
139µg
35%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
26%
Magnesium
57mg
14%
Monounsaturated
26g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
49%
Phosphorus
433mg
62%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
518mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
48.8%
Sodium
808mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
34%
Zinc
6mg
41%

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