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Lamb Burgers with Kasseri Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Author Marissa


For The Lamb Burgers

  • ½ tablespoon extra light olive oil or butter
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • cup grated onion
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Greek oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • kasseri cheese sliced
  • 4 brioche buns*

Burger Toppings

  • ½ cup tzatziki*
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Lettuce


  • In a medium sized bowl, add in the ground lamb, onion, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon zest. Use your hands to mix until just combined.
  • Break the lamb mixture into four, equal sized chunks and shape them into rounded patties. Aim to make the patties slightly larger than your burger buns; they will shrink a little when cooking. Press the center of each patty gently with your finger to create a little dimple. Set aside.
  • Set your skillet on the stove over medium-high heat and add in the oil or butter.
  • Once the pan is sizzling hot, add in your burgers, making sure to leave a little space between each one. If using a smaller skillet, cook the burgers in batches.
  • Cook for four minutes, undisturbed and flip. Cook an additional three minutes, then reduce the heat to medium. Add the sliced kasseri and cover with a lid to allow the steam to melt the cheese for one minute.
  • Remove the burgers from heat and assemble with toppings!


1. An optional step is to lightly toast the brioche buns in another skillet over medium heat with a pat of butter.
2. Tzatziki can be prepared days in advance and tastes best when at least chilled for two hours in the fridge to allow the flavors to meld.