American Lamb Burger Recipe

Let’s take a break from the ordinary burger taste and squeeze your appetite with the most wanted American lamb burgers. It’s prepared with delicious minced lamb and various types of flavorful herbs which all you can easily find in your comfort kitchen.

This platter is amazingly well-portioned with baked ground lamb patties, special homemade cream sauce, and a few kinds of salads. This easiest recipe makes your cooking hours shorter. 

However, today I want to share Chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s BBQ lamb burger recipe. It is one of the best signature dishes on her menu. Take your burger to the next level with this homemade burger recipe. They are simple to make and their topping possibilities are endless. Let’s learn how to make lamb burgers.

Once you try this most succulent and flavorful-tendering meat burger, you can’t resist yourself to taste this juicy burger again and again. Must-try items ever!

How To Make American Lamb Burger Recipe

How To Make American Lamb Burger Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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The American lamb burger recipe mainly consists of fresh herbs, garlic-ginger, sliced cheese, and special tzatziki sauce with ground lamb. Here, you can also learn how to make the special tzatziki sauce with simple ingredients besides the burgers.

It brings in the most mouthwatering juicy taste ever. So, let’s jump into the recipe without more talks.

American Lamb Burgers Ingredients

  • Ground American Lamb:1-2 pounds finely minced or ground lamb. ( total 4 patties required).

  • Kosher salt ( ½ tbsp or as needed).

  • Burger buns:4 pieces.

  • Cumin powder, Red chili powder: ½ tsp

  • Garlic and ginger ground/paste:1 tsp.

  • Ground black pepper: ½ tbsp

  • A beaten egg:½ of an egg.

  • Olive oil ( extra virgin) :2 tbsp

  • Worcestershire sauce:2 tbsp

  • Lemon juice:1 tbsp

  • Any kind of flour:1-2 tbsp.

  • Cheddar slice cheese.

  • tomatoes and cucumbers – thin salads.

  • Baked sesame.

  • Mixed herbs or arugula.

  • For the special homemade yogurt sauce :
  • Fresh yogurt (greek yogurt required) – 1 cup

  • Fresh mint nicely chopped -2 tbsp.

  • Lemon zest -1 tsp.

  • 1 clove Garlic and ginger ground: ½ tsp.

  • Salt-( as needed)

  • Ground black pepper-½ tsp.

  • Fresh dill chopped-2 tbsp.

  • Brown sugar -1 tbsp

  • Minced cucumber -2 tbsp.

  • Cooking Equipment:
  • Grill or a cast iron skillet or flat iron griddle or a non-stick frying pan.

  • Meat thermometer. (optional).

How to make American Lamb Burger

  • Making Special Yogurt Sauce (Tzatziki):
    Before starting cooking, You need to make a special homemade yogurt sauce inspired by tzatziki sauce. Mix thoroughly the yogurt sauce ingredients in a medium-small bowl according to the mentioned amount.Making special homemade yogurt sauce
  • Marinating Lambs: 
    Season properly with adding all the ingredients thoroughly one by one and combine half of a beaten egg and 2 tbsp flour with the ground lamb. Cover it with plastic wrap or a clean rag and let it marinate for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator.
    Marinating lambs
  • Making burger patties:
    Divide the minced lamb into 4 parts and turn it into 4 thick round balls. Gradually press down with both hands and turn into layer patties. Form each patty into 2/3 inch- thick. Sprinkle black pepper and salts on both sides.
    Making burger patties

  • Cooking instructions of American lamb burgers:
  • Cooking patties:
    Heat the skillet on medium-high heat. Brush the skillet with extra virgin olive oil. Fry them for 3/4 minutes until colored golden brown on each slide of patties. Flip them and brush oil on both sides of the patties.
    Cooking patties
  • Adding cheese and onion rings:
    Repeat the steps until they are nicely caramelized. Add the sliced cheese and some baked red onion rings on the top. Cook for around 2 minutes.
    Adding cheese
  • Baking burger’s buns and onion rings:
    Heat a pan again for a few minutes with a little oil brush. Cut the whole bun into two slides on a baking sheet. Brush some butter on the bottom slices and bake them just for 2 minutes.
    Baking burger's buns:

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  • The major point of making burgers like lamb, chicken, beef, any kinds of!- is to know what amount of ingredients you need to use and how much internal gravy you are looking for.

Garnishing Before Serving:

After being perfectly cooked the burger is ready to serve on a beautiful plate.

  • Spread the special homemade yogurt tzatziki sauce on the bottom of the half-bun. Add sliced cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and baked sliced onions to each lamb burger patties.
  • Add some handful of fresh herbs (arugula). Sprinkle some baked sesame on the bread on the roll-top of the burger.
Garnishing Before Serving:


  • Make your burgers more flavorful by adding 2 tsp of tomato sauce with sour cream inside the bun.
  • To get a savory and pungent taste, you can add 1 tsp of mango chutney and garlic mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories600
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 40g 62%
    • Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
      • Sugars 4g
    • Protein 35g 70%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


      Fresh greens, special tzatziki sauce and the caramelized onions bring out an extraordinarily juicy flavor with a tendering gesture. Even nowadays it’s one of the top-most palatable items to celebrate any kind of occasion. Now, let’s enjoy your nights with homemade warm American lamb burgers with your friends and family.

      So, don’t be late. Try them out at home!

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      Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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