Thick and juicy lamb burgers are mixed with an unusual mix of flavors that enhance and complement these burgers. Fresh toppings and a creamy sauce make these lamb burgers unforgettable!
I have fond memories of burgers and summer. My dad was always in charge of the grill. He would walk out to the grill (charcoal at first, gas later) like he was going on a trip out of the country. He’d take with him a sweat towel, a drink or two, and maybe even a snack.
Our grill was at the far end of the patio, so I’m sure to him, he did feel isolated and alone. He was a man dedicated to his post too He’d man the “grill” until every last piece of meat was charred. He never strayed. You have to admire that kind of loyalty.
I don’t have time for that kind of loyalty. As the primary griller in the house, I have strategically placed the grill close to the kitchen door so that I can come and go as I please. Having the grill in close proximity to the kitchen allows me work on things like this Avocado Salad,Orzo Salad, or this tortellini salad.
This way I enjoy my family and my guests and never once feel banished to grilling Siberia.
Why Make Lamb Burgers?
Because one can only eat so much beef and chicken! Lamb is a nice change from the ordinary plus it is a wonderful source of protein. Lamb meat is loaded with vitamins and minerals that do a body good!
The only downside to lamb is it can taste a little “gamey” so if you are averse to that flavor than make sure you load up on toppings!
How To Cook A Lamb Burger
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium high heat. I like to spray the grill grates with non-spray or rub the grill with vegetable oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
While the grill heats, combine ground lamb, cumin, fresh mint, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl just until combined. There is no need to overwork your meat, you want to keep it tender.
Form the lamb mixture into patties. This recipe calls for 1 ½ lbs of ground lamb which will give you 4, good sized burgers. Press your thumb into the center of each patty. The indentation will keep the burgers from puffing up during grilling.
Grill the burgers for about 7-9 minutes per side (the time will largely depend upon the thickness of your burgers). Lamb should be cooked to 160 degrees.
These burgers are topped with fresh cucumber slices, spinach, and a homemade tzatziki sauce. The crisp, cool cucumbers are perfect with the warm lamb burger and the creamy Tzatziki sauce. This is the kind of burger that will renew your faith in burgers, it tastes different than anything you’ve tasted!
Can Lamb Burgers Be Pink In The Middle?
Yes, it is safe to eat lamb with a little pink on the inside. Although with any ground protein, it is safest to eat meat at the recommended temperature.
What Goes Well With Lamb Burgers?
Try serving the Greek Roasted Potatoes, Hummus Roasted Potatoes, Red Potato Salad, or this Quinoa Tabbouleh salad. All have complimenting flavors the work with the lamb and the spices in these burgers.
What You Need To Make Lamb Burgers?
Grill or grill pan
How To Make Lamb Burgers In The Oven.
Spray a baking sheet or a broiler pan with non-stick spray.
Prepare patties according to recipe directions and place the burgers on the prepared pan. Bake the burgers in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- 1 ½ lbs ground lamb
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup cucumber slices
- Tzatziki sauce
- Spray a grill with non stick spray and preheat to medium heat.
- in a medium bowl, combine the lamb, mint, cumin, pepper flakes, garlic, and salt. For the mixture into 4 equal patty. Make an indentation in the center of each burger.
- Grill the patties for 5-7 minutes per side or until an internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Allow the burgers to rest for 5 minutes
- Top the burgers with spinach, cucumber, and homemade tzatziki sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 500Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 166mgSodium 688mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 43g