Grilled Lamb Burgers with Yogurt-Feta Sauce

grilled lamb burger yogurt feta sauce
Photo: Christopher Testani
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Parsley can be so much more than a garnish! Here, it adds fresh flavor to each component of these Greek-inspired lamb burgers: the patties, the yogurt-feta sauce, and the chopped tomato salad.


  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 ¼ pounds ground lamb

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

  • 4 ounces feta, drained and crumbled (¾ cup)

  • 7 ounces plain Greek yogurt (¾ cup)

  • 1 tomato (about 7 ounces), cored and coarsely chopped

  • 4 brioche buns, preferably seeded, split

  • Rosemary Shoestring Fries, for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Pluck parsley leaves and tender upper stems, discarding tough lower stems. Chop half of parsley (you should have about 1/2 cup packed). Gently fold half of chopped parsley into lamb just until evenly combined (do not overmix, or patties will be tough). Form into 4 patties slightly wider than buns, each about 1/2 inch thick. Season generously with salt and pepper; brush with oil.

  2. Stir together cheese, yogurt, and remaining 1/4 cup chopped parsley; season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, stir together tomato, whole parsley leaves and tender stems, and oil; season with salt.

  3. Brush grates with oil and grill patties, flipping once, until charred in places and cooked to desired doneness, 5 to 7 minutes for medium-rare; 9 to 11 minutes for medium. Transfer to a plate and let stand a few minutes. Meanwhile, grill split sides of buns just until charred in places, about 30 seconds.

  4. Divide patties, yogurt-feta sauce, and tomato salad evenly among buns. Serve immediately, with fries.


These burgers can also be made with ground beef.

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