Greek Lamb Burgers

Greek Lamb Burger Mix

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A really nice change from plain old burgers if you like Greek flavors and these burgers go nicely with potato salad, a bonus recipe and family favorite.  If you like to bake, try the onion buns recipe over at King Arthur, they are really good.  Enjoy!

Greek Lamb Burgers: Yield: 9-10 burgers

Greek Lamb Burgers

Blend ground meats with all of the ingredients; form into 6-7 ounce patties grill.

  • 3-1/2-4 pounds you can use more or less of one or the other (1 lb ground lamb 1 lb ground veal, and 1 lb ground pork)
  • 1/2 + cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned dried bread crumbs, or Italian seasoned Panko
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion, more if you like
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, 2 teaspoons dried
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO

Garlic Sauce, thoroughly blend:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ English cucumber, seed and grated
  • 2 garlic doves, minced
  • 5 mint leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Fix a platter with vegetables and toast onion or plain buns

  • 4 onion hamburger rolls, split and toasted
  • 4 lettuce leaves. washed and dried
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 cucumber slices (optional)
  • 4 thin slices red onion (optional)

Potato Salad Madagascar

Serves 6-8 Salad ingredients:

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted black olives, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 small red onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 3/4 cups cup chopped Italian (flat) parsley

For the Dressing:  Consider substituting Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons green peppercorns, drained and crushed

Combine the potatoes, olives, onion and parsley. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing and toss the dressing with the potato mixture.

Potato Salad Madagascar Ingredients
Potato Salad Madagascar