American Lamb Burger Recipe

Let’s take a break from the regular burger flavor and fill your tummy with the most popular American lamb burgers. It’s prepared with delicious minced lamb and various types of flavorful herbs, all of which you can easily find in your 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 American 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 this yummy lamb burger.

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!

Is Lamb Burger Better Than Beef Burger

Lamb burgers are a tasty alternative for beef burgers and have a unique, savory, and gamey flavor that many people find mesmerizing. Plus, lamb is thinner than beef, making it possibly a better choice. Lamb burgers generally have a greater taste, which can add to the whole burger experience.

So why not try making lamb burgers the next time you’re grilling and see the difference for yourself? You could even discover that lamb tastes better than beef!

American Lamb Burger Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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Satisfy your craving for a juicy burger with our American Lamb Burger recipe. made with ground lamb, topped with cheese, lettuce, and tomato, and served on a toasted bun. Perfect for a summer BBQ or weeknight dinner

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 by 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

  • How To Cook Lamb Burger (instructions):
  • 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 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:
  • Garnishing Before Serving:
    After being perfectly cooked the burger is ready to serve on a beautiful plate. First, 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 patty.

    Add a handful of fresh herbs (arugula). Sprinkle some baked sesame on the bread on the roll-top of the burger.

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


  • 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.

Lamb Burger Related FAQs:

What Does Lamb Burger Taste Like?

lamb burger tastes juicy and succulent, with a slightly sweet and gamier flavor than a beef burger. The texture is slightly crumbly, and the fat content is higher than beef. The taste is savory and satisfying.

What Type of Bun is Best for lamb burger?

Brioche, ciabatta, whole wheat, sourdough, or pita bread are all excellent choices for lamb burger buns. Each bun has a distinct flavor and texture that compliments the lamb’s rich and gamey flavor. You can also try it with your favorite buns too.

Is lamb burger healthy?

Yes, it’s healthy and packed with protein. But, lamb has more fat and cholesterol than beef. So, if you’re on a diet or want to avoid fat, you can try to skip this.

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.


      Every time I want to try something juicy, my kids and I always love this tasty American lamb burger. Even nowadays, it’s one of the most popular fast foods to celebrate any kind of occasion. Now, let’s enjoy your nights with the best lamb burger with your friends and family.

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

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