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Lamb Kefta Burgers with Spicy Whipped Feta, Pickled Onions, and Cucumber |

Lamb Kefta Burgers with Spicy Whipped Feta

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


  • 3 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 medium red onion, grated or minced
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested with microplane zester
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Kosher salt
  • Spicy Whipped Feta, recipe below
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • Easy Pickled Red Onions
  • 6 to 8 burger buns

for the Spicy Whipped Feta

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup jarred sliced hot cherry peppers
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine ground lamb, onion, garlic, lemon zest, mint, coriander, cumin, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Season generously with Kosher salt. Form mixture into 6 to 8 burgers.
  2. Heat grill over medium-high heat. Grill burgers until cooked to desired doneness, flipping once halfway through cooking. Let rest for 5 minutes after cooking before serving.
  3. Place a lamb kefta burger on each bun and top generously with spicy whipped feta, sliced cucumber, and pickled onions. Devour immediately.

for the Spicy Whipped Feta

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until very smooth. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins