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Basket filled with a greek lamb burger in a lettuce wrap with tomato, red onion, and tzatziki. Behind it is sweet potato fries and more tzatziki.
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Greek Lamb Burger

Easy greek lamb burger recipe made with ground lamb, fresh herbs, spices, onion, and garlic for tons of FLAVOR! Topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and your favorite burger toppings for a delicious twist on a classic burger recipe. If you love Greek food and burgers, these greek burgers are a must this summer!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Greek Burger, Lamb Burger Recipe, Mediterranean Burger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 300kcal
Author Kelly


Greek Lamb Burgers

  • 1 pound ground lamb (I used 80/20)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion (60 grams)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 packed tablespoon mint leaves, chopped (8-10 large leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For serving


  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • While the grill heats up, make the burgers. Add the lamb, onion, garlic, parsley, mint, oregano, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well to combine, but try not to overmix too much.*
  • Then form the meat into 4 equal-sized patties. Use your hands to form into a burger shape, with about an inch of thickness, and making a small thumb-sized indent in the middle. This will help them cook evenly and not puff up.
  • Grill over direct heat for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on how you like your burger cooked. While the burgers grill, prepare your toppings and sides.
  • Top burgers with tzatziki sauce serve in lettuce wraps or buns with additional toppings. Enjoy!


*if you want, you can let this mixture marinate for an hour or more. It gives the burgers so much flavor but is not necessary (I did not do it).
Leave off tzatziki sauce to keep this burger dairy free and paleo and Whole30 approved.


Serving: 1burger (no toppings) | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 19.5g | Fat: 23.1g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Potassium: 73.5mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin A: 774IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 15.6mg | Iron: 2.3mg