Lamb & feta burgers with minty yogurt

Lamb & feta burgers with minty yogurt

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 16
Delicately spiced morsels with a cooling yogurt dip - perfect party food

Nutrition and extra info

  • Uncooked burgers can be frozen

Nutrition: per canape

  • kcal100
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.33g


  • 500g lamb mince



    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • handful parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 rosemary sprigs, leaves stripped and chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • good splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100g feta cheese, cut into 16 cubes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

For the dip

  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • small bunch mint, leaves chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. First make the dip by mixing together the yogurt and mint with a little seasoning, then chill until ready to serve.

  2. Tip the lamb mince into a big bowl with the spices, chilli, herbs, Worcestershire sauce and egg. Season, then get your hands in and mix well. Divide the mixture into 16. Shape into burgers, pushing a cube of cheese into the centre of each and sealing in. Chill until just before your guests arrive.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the burgers for 1-2 mins until brown on each side, then transfer to a baking tray. Put in the oven for 5-10 mins until cooked through and piping hot. Pile onto a big plate and serve with the dip on the side.

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7th Jun, 2015
These were simple to put together and tasty. The feta really makes them interesting. I'm not the biggest fan of feta but this works well. Will make again.
16th Jan, 2013
Easy to make and chill until ready to serve, made them a couple of times now!
23rd Dec, 2012
I made these for a Christmas party they went down a treat I got Lots of positive comments and none left over
19th Dec, 2012
Really good and everyone loved them. I used dried herbs instead of fresh (but less) and chilli powder as didn't have fresh chilli. I also made harrissa yoghurt as well as mint.
20th Aug, 2012
I made these for a wine tasting evening, they went down a storm! Really juicy and full of flavour. will definately make them again! :)
17th Jul, 2012
Really yummy, went down a treat!
29th Apr, 2012
Everyone went mad for these at my cocktail party yesterday. I didn't tell people they were filled with feta and enjoyed their delighted reactions when they bit into it!
1st Apr, 2012
lovely recipe, i love feta cheese what a great idea filling the burgers with it. Made it into four large burgers and cooked on the george foreman served on pitta and with lots of tzatziki.
22nd Jan, 2012
Taste great and are easy to make, great for a BBQ or casual dinner party
5th Jun, 2011
These burgers are fantastic. I made 3 mixes and made 4 large burgers from each mix instead of 16 small, and cooked on the BBQ. They went down a treat with my friends and family. They are really moist and just have the right level of heat in them.


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