American Lamb Kefta Burgers with Spicy Whipped Feta


June 29, 2022

Recipe provided by Lamb Kefta Burgers with Spicy Whipped Feta (, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (American Lamb Kefta Burgers with Spicy Whipped Feta | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


3 lbs Ground American lamb

1 Medium red onion, grated or minced

8 cloves Garlic, minced

1 Lemon, zested with microplane zester

1/2 cup Fresh mint, finely chopped

2 tsp Coriander

2 tsp Cumin

2 tsp Dried oregano

1 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)

Kosher salt

1 Cucumber, sliced thin

Easy pickled red onion

6-8 Burger buns

Spicy Whipped Feta

1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

-INF/INF cup Plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper


1Combine 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.

2Heat 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.

3Place a lamb kefta burger on each bun and top generously with spicy whipped feta, sliced cucumber, and pickled onions. Devour immediately.

Spicy Whipped Feta

1Place 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.