Herby Lamb Burgers with Whipped Feta

Herby Lamb Burgers with Whipped Feta

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


8 ounces feta
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound ground lamb
1 cup fresh herbs (such as basil, mint, parsley, and dill), finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large tomato, sliced
4 burger buns
fresh arugula or other leafy green for serving

Make the whipped feta
Combine the feta and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor and process until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.
Make the lamb burgers
In a medium bowl combine the ground lamb, fresh herbs, garlic, kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix well. Form into four 4 ounce patties. Grill over high heat until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Remove the burgers from the grill and set aside.
While the burgers rest, brush the tomatoes with the remaining olive oil and place on the grill. Grill until char marks appear and the tomato just starts to soften, about 2 minutes per side, depending on the heat of your grill. Grill the buns until toasted then spread the whipped feta on both halves. Add the lamb burger then top with a grilled tomato and fresh arugula.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters:
Internal temperature of 160°F for ground lamb