Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers Recipe

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serves: 4
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 250 kCal 13%
Fat 17g 24%
  -  Saturates 8g 40%

If you fancy a burger but aren’t sold on the thought of beef this evening, we’ve got the perfect lamb recipe to try that makes the perfect lamb burgers. These tasty lamb burgers are full of flavour thanks to the combination of spice, lemon juice and coriander.

This dish uses chermoula, which is a Middle Eastern spice that’s full of earthy spices and fresh herbs that really adds flavour to these burgers. It’s a great one to try if you’re looking to spice up your usual burger recipe too.

When it comes to actually making the burgers, it couldn’t be easier – the meat and spices are simply combined in a bowl with your hands and left to chill overnight.

They then only take 15 minutes to cook and as this recipe serves four, it’s a great week night meal as it barely takes any time at all.



  • 500g (1lb 2oz) lamb mince
  • ½ red onion, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2tsp chermoula (Moroccan seasoning)
  • ½tsp ground cumin
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • juice 1 to 2 lemons
  • large handful chopped fresh coriander


  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl, season well and mix with your hands. Form into 4 thick burgers. Chill uncovered in the fridge for 1 hour, or cover with cling film and chill overnight. These will freeze for up to 1 month.

  • Oil the burgers. Grill on a hot barbecue or griddle pan for 15 minutes, turning once. We served them on a bun with a tomato slice, and a mint and yogurt dip – 5 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint leaves mixed into 150ml (¼pt) natural yogurt.

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