Greek Fennel and Lamb Burgers

    2 hours 25 min

    These are tasty lamb burgers inspired by Greek flavours. The garlic mayo is optional, but really tastes great with the burgers. The fennel is the secret ingredient that adds loads of taste!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 225g mayonnaise
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 900g minced lamb
    • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 1 bulb fennel, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons shallots, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 8 baps or burger buns

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

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


    These burgers can also be cooked under the grill or in a frying pan.

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    just made these burgers and they are yum  -  09 Jan 2015


    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!  -  25 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!!!!  -  09 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)