Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce and Cucumbers

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

By using lamb instead of beef, and feta cheese instead of American, we've given these burgers an international makeover, creating a Greek recipe that can't miss.


  • 1 ½ pounds ground lamb

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

  • 8 slices country bread (each ½ inch thick), toasted, if desired

  • 1 Kirby cucumber, cut lengthwise into ribbons with a vegetable peeler


  1. In a medium bowl, combine lamb, curry powder, and 2 sliced scallions; season generously with salt and pepper. Mix gently with a fork (do not overmix); form into 4 oval patties to fit on bread (each 1 inch thick).

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season patties with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side (reduce heat if browning too quickly).

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix feta, yogurt, and remaining scallion, mashing cheese gently to combine; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spread 4 slices of bread with feta mixture; top with cucumbers, lamb patties, and remaining bread.

Cook's Notes

Vegetable peelers can slice as well as peel; use one along the length of a Kirby. The ribbons will stay put on a burger and ensure some crunch in each bite.

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