Herb and goat cheese stuffed lamb burgers

    40 min

    These lamb burgers will really tantalize your taste buds. The minced lamb encases a dollop of creamy goat cheese, to make one spectacular burger. Serve in a burger bun or with a side of Greek salad.

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    Makes: 6 burgers

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 900g minced lamb
    • 1 egg
    • 110g breadcrumbs
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 115g goat cheese or chevre
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook and stir the onions in the oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Gently knead together the softened onions, lamb, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 6 parts and roll into balls, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    3. Mix together the goat cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, basil and oregano until well combined; cover and chill for 5 minutes.
    4. Preheat a barbecue for medium-high heat.
    5. Working with one portion of meat at a time, make an indentation in the centre of the ball with your thumb. Fill the indentation with a heaping tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture. Gently pull and form a meatball around the cheese filling, then flatten to a burger. Repeat with each ball of the lamb mixture.
    6. Barbecue the burgers on the preheated barbecue until no longer pink in the centre and well done, about 8 minutes per side.

    Alternative cooking methods

    Cook the burgers in a frying pan or on the grill.

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    Reviews in English (49)


    Great recipe, grilled it and they came out amazing, cheers  -  12 May 2015


    Brilliant! I used less salt like 'Debbie L' suggested too, and i also made the middle a bidder space so it was easier to spoon in the cheese mix and then fold it over and flatten ready to grill. My other half LOVED these too, and it's hard to get him to like anything!  -  12 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious and easy. My husband loved them. I used garlic and herb goats cheese and didn't add the fresh herbs to it.  -  15 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)