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Feta Stuffed Lamb Burger with Onion Fig Jam & Tapenade mayo #BurgerMonth
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Feta Stuffed Lamb & Onion Fig Jam Burgers

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 5
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • Lamb Burgers
  • 1 TBS grapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onion
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • Pinch or two of crushed red pepper
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 TBS lemon zest
  • 1/2 block of Feta cheese about 5 oz
  • Onion Fig Jam
  • 2 Vidalia Onions sliced into rings
  • 2 TBS butter
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/2 cup of Fig Jam
  • Tapenade Mayo
  • Tapenade Recipe
  • 1/4 cup tapenade
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Burger Assembly
  • Flatbread
  • Burgers
  • Onion Fig Jam
  • Tapenade Mayo
  • Arugula


  • In a saucepan, heat your oil and saute garlic for 1 minute, add in the chopped onions and saute until golden. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, set aside in a small bowl to cool.
  • In a bowl, combine lamb, cooled onions and lemon zest, season with salt & pepper.
  • Gently combine the mixture until incorporated (without over-mixing).
  • Form into large meatballs (5-6).
  • Season feta with salt & pepper, break it into chunks and work a chunk into the center of each "ball".
  • Seal the meatball back up, cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or so. **(If you don't like Feta, you can skip this step).
  • In your saucepan, saute the sliced onions until golden brown, season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Remove any leftover butter (if any) by pouring it out or blotting the onions a little dry, Allow them to cool a bit. Add the fig jam to them and store in a covered bowl or mason jar until ready to use.
  • Make tapenade (or use store-bought).
  • Combine tapenade and mayo, mix well.
  • Set aside in a small bowl until using.
  • Can be made ahead of time, covered and stored in the fridge.
  • When ready to cook the burgers, oil grill, heat it to high.
  • Gently shape your "balls" into burgers.
  • Grill the burgers for 12-15 minutes or to your preferred level of doneness. The feta filling will help the centers of the burgers to not overcook, so if you like your burger well, you will need to cook them longer. i suggest placing them on your upper grill rack to finish off, so the exterior doesn't get dry if so,
  • Assemble burgers and enjoy!


Feel free to omit Feta if you are not a fan.
You can also simply add tapenade on its own vs a tapenade mayo if you are counting calories.
Try to not eat all of the onion fig jam before you eat the burgers ;)