Greek Burgers

Greek Burgers


"My mother never really cooked ground meat, but I have given these burgers the flavor of her Greek cooking. I like a lot of pepper on mine, coating each side liberally, but the kids prefer these burgers with just a very little finely ground pepper. Serve with a garlic mayonnaise."


1 h 35 m servings 479 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 559 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and minced garlic. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Mix together lamb, breadcrumbs, fennel, shallot, oregano, and salt. Form into 3/4-inch-thick patties, and sprinkle black pepper over each.
  4. Brush grate with olive oil, and place burgers on grill. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until done. Serve on buns with garlic mayonnaise.
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  1. 25 Ratings


This is absolutely one of the best recipes I've ever found for lamb. My family just loved this and I will definitely make this again in the future!

I cut the lamb by adding an equal amount of ground beef. This way the burgers where not too lamby. I also used fennel seed instead of the fresh fennel. I was worried about my husband because he ...

Wonderful flavor.

Cut this recipe in half to serve my family and it went over pretty well. I only used a quarter of a bulb of fennel (my fennel must have been huge so go with your gut instincts on this). I sautee...

Very good. Will make these again.

Pretty good. I used half a bulb of fennel, and it's just right -- complementary, not overwhelming.

Sometimes, I serve this in pita pockets with Tzatziki Sauce, and sprinkled with feta cheese.

These were just ok in our opinions. I think I should have omitted the fennel - personally, I found the flavor over-whelming. I had 2 bites, then passed my burger over to Husband. He picked at th...

omit fennel from meat and instead slice and grill/cook the fennel on a grill or frypan and use as you would use an onion on the burger.