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Mint Lamb Burgers with fries

Mint Lamb Burgers

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


These mint lamb burgers are a delicious treat. A tender burger topped with a mint yogurt dressing and finished off with crispy lettuce and tomato. 

The default recipe makes one burger.


  • 120g / 4.3oz lean lamb mince
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 4 large mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 burger bun of your choice

Yogurt Dressing

  • 2 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1in / 2.5cm piece cucumber, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 4 large mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

To Serve:

  • red onion slices
  • 2 lettuce leaves, such as iceberg
  • sliced tomato


  1. Make the yogurt dressing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the lamb, red onion, garlic, oregano and mint leaves.
  3. Use your hands to mould the burger mixture into a round, flat shape around 1 inch thick. Press softly into the middle of the burger so you have a shallow indentation in the middle (to stop it ballooning up during cooking). (see note 2)
  4. Place a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Add the burger bun, cut side down, for around 30 seconds, until lighly toasted. 
  5. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat. When hot, add the burger and cook for 6 minutes before flipping and cooking for a further 6 minutes on the other side. (see note 3)
  6. Leave the burger to rest for 5 minutes, covered with a little foil. 
  7. Layer the bottom of the burger bun with half the yogurt dressing, followed by the lettuce and then the burger. Add the remaining yogurt mixture on top of the burger and pile on top the tomato and sliced onion rings and the top of the burger bun.


  1. You can use natural yogurt instead of Greek. However, it isn’t as thick so the consistency will be thinner. 
  2. Don’t over-knead the meat or it may become tougher and denser.
  3. Only flip the burger when fully sealed. You’ll be able to tell when as it will release easily from the surface of the grill. If it sticks give it another minute or so. 
  4. The nutrition information assumes one burger bun of 250 calories/5g fat
  5. The uncooked burgers can be frozen for up to 3 months. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Hob / Stove
  • Cuisine: Burger


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 595
  • Fat: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Protein: 30g

Keywords: burger, dinner, lamb, bbq, yogurt