These were so good. A little rich, but a lemony Greek salad kept the meal from being too heavy. I used thyme, but I think that oregano, parsley or even a little mint would be delicious as well.
Lamb Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Spread
What's in them:
1 lb ground lamb
1/4 c finely diced red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced, divided
2 Tbsp fresh thyme
2 tsp + 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 c crumbled feta cheese
2 tsp lemon juice
2-3 Tbsp mayo, to taste
1 red bell pepper, or 1/2 c jarred roasted red peppers
4 hamburger buns
fresh spinach for topping burgers
How to make them:
Combine ground lamb with red onion through black pepper, using 2/3 of the garlic and 2 teaspoons of the balsamic vinegar. Form the mixture into four patties.
Stir feta, remaining garlic and balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and mayo together, making a chunky spread.
Grill lamb patties and bell pepper, if using, until burgers are medium well and pepper is well-charred. Let burgers rest, and place pepper in a zip-top bag or paper bag to loosen skin. When the pepper is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and seeds, and slice into strips.
Stack a patty, then spinach then pepper on each bun. Spread some of the feta mixture on the top half of each bun, place on top, and enjoy!