Smoked Lamb Burgers with Feta, Basil, and Grilled Lemon

Smoked Lamb Burgers with Feta, Basil, and Grilled Lemon

These burgers benefit from a good sear and a shot of apple smoke.

Serves – 4
Total Time – 30 minutes

Tip -The feta has plenty of salt in it already so there is no need to season the lamb.

Ingredients

  • Apple Smoking Chips
  • 1 lb. ground Lamb
  • 8 oz crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1 large Onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 Lemons, quartered
  • 1 Tomato, sliced thin
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • 4 Buns


Method

  1. Preheat a grill to 400˚ F and set up a smoker box with the apple chips over direct heat.
  2. Divide the lamb evenly and form 4 patties. The lamb will shrink a little so make the patties fairly flat. Put an indent in the center on the topside to stop them from puffing up too much.
  3. Turn the burners off on one side of the grill and place the patties over indirect heat. Keep the smoking chips on the other side over a medium flame. Move the coals if cooking with charcoal.
  4. Cook for 10 -15 minutes with the lid closed.
  5. While the lamb cooks, quickly grill the onions, turning often, about 5 minutes.
  6. Place the lemon halves on the hot side of the grill and sear until grill marks are apparent.
  7. When the burgers are cooked, remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Briefly toast the buns on the grill
  9. Build the burgers with the lamb, feta cheese, grilled onion, sliced tomato, and basil. Serve with grilled lemon.

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