Lamb Burgers

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes


4 Servings


About the Recipe


Patty Ingredients

  • 500g lamb mince

  • 1/2 bunch chopped parsley

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped

  • 2 tbls tomato paste

  • 2 tsp turmeric

  • 2 tsp dried oregano

  • Black pepper to taste

  • Glug of olive oil

Optional Extras
  • 1 egg for binding

  • Different herbs/spices eg: rosemary, thyme, chilli, cumin, coriander, salt

Ingredients for assembly

  • 4 burger buns or lettuce cups

  • 1-2 sliced fresh tomatoes

  • 1-2 sliced steamed beetroot

  • 1 avocado sliced or mashed

  • 1 sliced cucumber

  • Lettuce leaves of your choice

  • Tomato sauce

  • Mayonaise or tahini dressing

Optional Extras
  • Cheese slice

  • Fried bacon

  • Fried egg

  • Relish


Method - Lamb Patties

  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic

  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, add onion and cook until lightly golden, stirring regularly - then add garlic and cook until golden. Remove onion and garlic from frying pan and place into a large mixing bowl

  3. Add the lamb mince, chopped parsley, tomato paste, turmeric, oregano and pepper to the mixing bowl

  4. Mix all ingredients well with a wooden spoon - add olive oil as required

  5. With clean hands or food handling gloves, shape mixture into approximately 8 patties and place on a plate

  6. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium flame and carefully add the patties using a spatula. Turn after 4-5 minutes or once crispy underneath

  7. When the patties are crispy on both sides, and the meat is cooked through, remove from frying pan and place on a clean plate

Method - Assembly of Burger

  1. Wash and carefully slice tomato

  2. Slice steamed beetroot

  3. Slice avocado OR scoop into a bowl, add a splash of oil and lemon, and mash with a fork

  4. Wash and slice cucumber

  5. Wash and dry lettuce leaves

  6. Carefully slice burger buns in half, and lightly grill or toast (optional)

  7. Place bun or lettuce cup on a plate

  8. Add lamb patty and chosen ingredients

  9. Have fun building your burger!