Hearty Boys' Greek Lamb & Feta Burgers


1 1/2 pounds ground lamb

2 tablespoons minced fresh shallot

3 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons water

4 crusty buns, split

4 - 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup sour cream

Sliced tomatoes (optional)


In a large bowl combine lamb, shallot, 2 teaspoons of the oregano, the cinnamon, salt, pepper, and the water. Form into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. If the lamb mixture is sticky, moisten hands to shape the patties.

Grill patties, covered, directly over hot coals for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until done (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling time. Toast buns, cut sides down, the last 1 to 2 minutes of grilling time.

Meanwhile, for sauce, combine feta, sour cream, and remaining oregano. Serve grilled patties on toasted buns with sauce and, if desired, sliced tomatoes.

Recipe shared from:  http://www.bhg.com/recipe/hearty-boys-greek-lamb-feta-burgers/