Get ready to start experimenting with everything from Middle Eastern spices to, say, a whole latke.

Lamb burgers are an indulgent and flavorful way to enjoy burger night with a twist. The meat has a little bit of a gamier flavor than ground beef, which helps it stand up to sturdier toppings, like grilled onions and layers of cheese—they can also withstand more seasoning due to the naturally bold flavor of the meat. 

Adding Middle Eastern spices, or even a whole latke, are just two of the ways we’ve put our touch on the hearty classic. Find our five favorite lamb burger recipes below, along with classic burger sides to whip up the next time you heat up the grill. 

Burger Sides