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Lamb Burgers

One bite of this Mediterranean burger will take you right to a taverna by the sea. Enjoy with a traditional Greek salad and your taste buds will scream Opa!

 1 ½ lbs (750 g) ground Ontario lamb
 ½ medium onion, finely minced
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley
 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh mint
 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh oregano
 ½ tsp (2 mL) each, salt and pepper
 4 hamburger buns

In a large bowl, use fork to gently combine the lamb, onion, Dijon, parsley, mint, oregano, salt and pepper. Gently form into four 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick patties.


Heat grill to high. Place the patties on the hottest part of the grill and sear until browned; 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move the patties to the cooler part of the grill and continue grilling until desired doneness, 4 to 8 minutes per side.


Place burger on spilt bun and garnish as desired.


Garnishes: tzatziki, crumbled feta, thinly sliced red onion, olive slices, lettuce, cucumber slices and tomatoes

Cook's Notes:

Makes 4 servings