Two Thumbs Up for Greek Lamb & Feta Burgers

6 07 2010

I have been looking for an excuse to try these for ages. I am delighted we finally found one. This is real down to earth soul food that you can really sink your teeth into. Yum.

The recipe was inspired by my friend Barbs, who I consider a pukka queen in the kitchen, so you won’t be disappointed.

Our friends Sean and Tesni are currently living in Kenya and are in South Africa at the moment for the World Cup, and to introduce their perfect little daughter Talia to friends and family. They are also the friends who inspired this Camping-Proof Banana Pancakes Recipe from the Masai Mara last year. We were super excited that they came to visit last night and so we rustled these up in their honour.

Serves 6 | Preparation time 5 minutes | Cooking time 15 minutes

750g lamb mince
1 red onion finely chopped
Half cup feta
Handful chopped fresh mint and parsley (you could also add coriander, but someone we know doesn’t like it!)
1 tsp dried coriander
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt

Pita pockets or fresh ciabatta rolls

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C. In a large bowl mix the mince, onion, feta, herbs and spices together.

2. Refrigerate for half an hour just so the meat firms up again, then roll into patty-sized balls, flattened slightly between your palms, and place them on a platter until the grill is ready – you can either grill these in the oven for 10-15 minutes until just off-pink in the middle, or braai them like we did on our gas weber.

3. Rest the patties while you bake the pitas or bread rolls for 5 minutes or so before serving.

We had our burgers with sides of spicy tomato relish and minted yoghurt as well as strawberry salad (I know, again!) and roasted butternut and sweet potatoes.

Rob’s Rating: 8/10



2 responses

6 07 2010
Barbs Taylor

Thanks Se, Gary and I would love to be able to take the credit but it is a recipe from a book published by Struik called Braai, published in SA! Glad you enjoyed them as much as we did. Love B xx

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