Recipe By Anonymous
Published Sep 13th
Greek Burgers
Prep 25m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 35m
Servings 8 servings Calories 478.6

My mother never really cooked ground meat, but I have given these burgers the flavor of her Greek cooking. I like a lot of pepper on mine, coating each side liberally, but the kids prefer these burgers with just a very little finely ground pepper. Serve with a garlic mayonnaise.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup trimmed, diced fennel bulb
  • 3 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 hamburger buns

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and minced garlic. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. 2 Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. 3 Mix together lamb, breadcrumbs, fennel, shallot, oregano, and salt. Form into 3/4-inch-thick patties, and sprinkle black pepper over each.
  4. 4 Brush grate with olive oil, and place burgers on grill. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until done. Serve on buns with garlic mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 478.6
  • Carbohydrate 26.2 g
  • Cholesterol 81.1 mg
  • Fat 30.4 g
  • Fiber 1.8 g
  • Protein 23.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.8 g
  • Sodium 558.6 mg
  • Sugar 0.5 g


  1. Cut this recipe in half to serve my family and it went over pretty well. I only used a quarter of a bulb of fennel (my fennel must have been huge so go with your gut instincts on this). I sauteed the fennel and shallots in some olive oil and garlic and salt/pepper until they - Read more ...
  2. We really enjoy Greek food - well Greek meats! lol Anyway I made this with a little variations - added some fresh chopped parsley to use some out of the garden only used a bit of fennel seed that I ground. That added enough flavour. I didn't make the garlic/mayo sauce but bought a tzatzkik - Read more ...
  3. Sometimes I serve this in pita pockets with Tzatziki Sauce and sprinkled with feta cheese.
  4. Very good. Will make these again.
  5. These were just ok in our opinions. I think I should have omitted the fennel - personally I found the flavor over-whelming. I had 2 bites then passed my burger over to Husband. He picked at them and looked generally unenthusiastic which is never a good sign. I doubt I will make these again but - Read more ...
  6. Pretty good. I used half a bulb of fennel and it's just right -- complementary not overwhelming.
  7. This is absolutely one of the best recipes I've ever found for lamb. My family just loved this and I will definitely make this again in the future!
  8. I cut the lamb by adding an equal amount of ground beef. This way the burgers where not too lamby. I also used fennel seed instead of the fresh fennel. I was worried about my husband because he a bit of a food snob but he loved these!!!!