This recipe for lamb burgers is paleo, whole30 approved and gluten free. These burgers are juicy and delicious - full of flavor thanks to the fresh herbs and chopped shallot. You can cook them on a frying pan (like I did), grill them or pop them in the oven.
You know, I haven't had much experience cooking lamb, but every time I eat it I'm in love! I thoroughly enjoy the flavor and texture. And it's nice to have something other than beef to eat here and there.
While I haven't cooked much lamb, I have made these lamb burgers more times than I can count. In fact, my husband said this is one of his favorite burger recipes!
This recipe for lamb burgers is paleo friendly (like all my recipes), whole30 approved, gluten free, dairy free and egg free.
These are the BEST tasting lamb burgers - made with fresh herbs, chopped shallots and my secret ingredient: fish sauce. (Don't worry, you may omit it if you want.)
These paleo lamb burgers are super easy to make and cooked on the stove top. I like to use my non-toxic ceramic frying pans but a cast iron one would work well too. All that being said, these burgers can also be cooked on the grill or baked in the oven.
To sum it all up, here's what you need to know about these healthy lamb burgers:
- paleo and whole30 approved - made with real, whole food ingredients
- gluten free - no breadcrumbs
- dairy free - no cheese
- unsweetened - no sugar added
- juicy and tender
- full of flavor - the combination of ingredients make for a delicious lamb burger
- easy to make - these lamb burgers are great for a barbecue with friends or a simple weeknight dinner
Here's a list of what you'll need to make this easy lamb burger recipe:
- ground lamb
- fresh rosemary
- fresh cilantro
- fish sauce (optional)
Finely chopped shallots add a nice burst of flavor and nutrition, without affecting the texture of these burgers. If shallots are available, use red onion instead (or any variety of onion).
These lamb burgers call for fresh rosemary and cilantro, however dried may be used instead. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to chop the rosemary and cilantro into tiny bits. A knife will work well too!
Okay, so fish sauce may seem like a weird ingredient, but it adds a salty-savory flavor that takes these burgers to the next level. Do you have to use it? Nope! These paleo lamb burgers will still be great without it.
How to Cook Lamb Burgers on the Stove Top
This recipe for lamb burgers is cooked on the stove top, as it's an easy, year round option and nearly everyone owns at least one frying pan. That being said, you are more than welcome to grill these burgers or cook them in the oven.
First, prepare the vegetables and herbs. Finely chop the shallot, rosemary and cilantro.
Next, preheat a frying pan on medium heat. I used my non-toxic ceramic frying pans and they worked perfectly!
Then, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all lamb burger ingredients. Use your hands to combine the ingredients. Then, separate the mixture into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten.
Place the burgers on the preheated frying pan and cover with a lid. (I like covering them so they cook through more evenly.) Cook covered for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip the burgers and cook an additional 10 minutes uncovered (so, no lid).
I like my burgers cooked through (no pink showing), but If you prefer a little pink in the middle then decrease the cooking time.
After cooking, immediately serve the lamb burgers with your favorite sides.
What to Eat with Lamb Burgers
To keep these paleo, I served them on top of an arugula salad with a side of fresh fruit. Here are some more great paleo side dishes:
Recipe For Lamb Burgers (Paleo, Whole30)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 burgers 1x
These lamb burgers are paleo, whole30 and gluten free. They're perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or summer barbecue.
- 1 lb ground lamb
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallots
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 tsp fish sauce (optional)
Preheat a frying pan on medium heat. I used my non-toxic ceramic frying pans and they worked perfectly!
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all lamb burger ingredients. Use your hands to combine the ingredients. Then, separate the mixture into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten.
Place the burgers on the preheated frying pan and cover with a lid. (I like covering them so they cook through more evenly.) Cook covered for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip the burgers and cook an additional 10 minutes uncovered.*
*I like my burgers cooked through (no pink showing), but If you prefer a little pink in the middle then decrease the cooking time.
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My family and I LOVE these lamb burgers and we hope you all do too! Enjoy!