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Lamb Burgers with Pesto Whipped Feta

These lamb burgers can be made on the grill or on a stovetop and are topped with a must-try pesto whipped feta.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: lamb, lamb burger, whipped feta
Servings: 5 burgers
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

for the burgers:

  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

for the whipped feta:

  • 4 oz. feta cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup plain cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon milk any kind
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup spinach or arugula
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • For the burgers: add all ingredients to a bowl, then mix it together with your hands. Once everything is combined, form the mixture into 5 burgers. Then, use your thumb to press down into the center of each burger, which will help them cook more evenly.
  • Heat your grill as you normally would, OR heat a skillet with 2 tablespoon olive oil, then add the burgers and cook until the meat is done to your liking, approximately 4-5 minutes per side.
  • For the whipped feta: add the basil, spinach/arugula, garlic, and olive oil to a food processor and pulse until everything is combined. Then, add the feta, cream cheese, and milk and pulse until the pesto and feta are mixed together. You may need to pour everything into a bowl and stir by hand a bit if your processor won't completely mix it.
  • To assemble: place burgers on a bun, then top them off with a spoonful of pesto whipped feta.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are an estimation and are per burger with approximately 2 tablespoon of the whipped feta on top
Tip: Use your thumb to create a dent in the center of each burger before cooking, which will help them cook more evenly. I recently learned this tip (hence why the photo doesn't reflect this), but it works well so I'm recommending it. 

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1064IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg