Are you a burger lover? Then you must know how many different variations of the classic hamburger are out there! There is something for everyone to enjoy, from meat burgers to egg burgers and vegetarian burger options.
When it comes to meat burgers, different types of meat can be used to make the burger patty. What meat you use depends on the region you live. For example, beef burgers are common in the United States, while lamb burgers are common in the Mediterranean. Kangaroo burgers have also risen in popularity in Australia.
In this blog, we will discuss several lamb burger recipes. Lamb burgers are a popular variation of the classic hamburger. They are juicy and flavorful and super easy to make at home. If lamb is one of your favorite meats, give these recipes a try!
Greek Lamb Burgers
The ingredients you will require for this recipe are:
Ground lamb, grated onions, minced garlic cloves, mint leaves, chopped parsley, oregano, ground cumin, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, olive oil
- Heat your grill if you are using an outdoor grill. If you are using a skillet on the stove, there is no need to preheat it. You can simply heat the skillet once you begin cooking.
- Put the ground lamb in a mixing bowl and mix it with the chopped onions, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, oregano, and herbs. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the mixture and mix well.
- Form spheres out of the mixture and gently press the spheres to form patties. Make sure to create a shallow dent on the patty with your thumb. This helps the burgers retain their flat shape and enables them to cook evenly. Cover the patties and place them in the refrigerator.
- Heat and oil your skillet or oil the grill gates of your oven. Place the patties and grill them for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. You can always adjust the cooking time according to the level of doneness you require.
- Once the patties are done, allow them to rest and cool down for a few minutes before assembling them into burgers.
- You can assemble it in wholewheat buns. Assembling with pita bread is also an option for a more traditional Greek feel. Drizzle your bread with tzatziki sauce, and top with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Also, sprinkle feta before placing the top half of the bun.
Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Burgers
The ingredients you will require for this recipe are as follows:
Crushed garlic cloves, minced lamb, chopped rosemary, mayonnaise, French bread or burger buns, red onions, olive oil, rocket leaves, and tomatoes.
- Mix the crushed garlic, salt, and pepper into a mixture. Place the lamb in a mixing bowl and add this mixture to it. Mix the lamb mixture with your hands, but be gentle. If you overwork the meat, it will get tough.
- Divide the mixture into small sections and shape it into round burger patties. Make sure to keep the patties nice and thick.
- Heat an outdoor grill or the skillet on your home stove. Drizzle the skillet off the grill with olive oil and place the patties. Cook for 8-10 minutes on each side until the patty is cooked the way you prefer.
- Toast your buns on the same grill for 2-3 minutes until the buns are warm and toasty. Spread mayonnaise on the buns and place the burger patty on the base bun. Top the patty with sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, and rocket leaves. Cover with the top half of the bun and serve when warm.
- You can also freeze these burgers and enjoy them later if you like. To do this, prepare the burger and then wrap it in cling film or foil. Freeze them in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you are in the mood for a burger, take them out from the freezer and grill them in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
Lamb Kebab Burgers
Lamb kebab burgers are surely a spicy twist to the regular lamb burger. This delicious treat assembled with gherkins and chili is perfect for a lazy weekend meal.
The ingredients you will require are:
Yogurt, mayonnaise, Grated garlic, vegetable oil, burger buns, minced lamb, tomatoes, Gherkins, chili, and lettuce.
- Combine the mayonnaise and yogurt to form the sauce, and add the grated garlic. Mix in a bowl.
- Place the minced lamb in a bowl and add light spices to the meat. You can add salt, pepper, dried thyme, rosemary, and garlic powder. Mix the meat gently. Form into patties with your hands.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Place the patties on the pan and fry them for 10 minutes. Flip the patties over after 5 minutes. Cook until the patties reach the level of doneness you like.
- Lightly toast the burger buns on the same pan, so they absorb the juices of the patties and become moist.
- Place the tomatoes and gherkins on the base bun and add the burger patty. Then liberally add the sauce you made earlier over the patty. Top with lettuce and thinly sliced chili. Place the top half of the bun to finish assembling your burger.
Our Final Thoughts
These lamb burger recipes are simple and easy to try out at home. Lamb burgers are a refreshing and healthy alternative to classic beef burgers. Lamb meat is rich in vitamin B, iron, zinc, and selenium, and as it’s red meat, it’s also a wonderful source of protein. Lamb is also less fattening as compared to beef. The uniqueness of these burgers is unparalleled. So, if you’re ready to try something new, lamb burgers are a great choice.