Steph’s Orgasmic Lamb Burger Recipe

- I do love a good, solid lamb burger recipe. -

Lately I’ve been eating more lamb, due to the fact that my family raises sheep for fiber and thus, we have fresh lamb coming out of our ears. I love it, and honestly prefer it over beef for its flavor and texture. I’ve got literally twenty pounds of ground lamb in the freezer, so we eat lamburgers often.

I owe this lamb burger recipe to my friend Mark, who years and years (and years) ago taught me to add stuff to burgers before cooking them. “If you want a great burger,” he advised, “add all of the flavoring to it before you cook it. Sauce, herbs, everything.” I took his advice and have had almost perfect luck with burgers ever since.

This lamb burger recipe almost makes me curl my toes in ecstasy whenever I make it. Seriously – this is the best damn burger you’ll ever eat, if you’ve got a hankering for the lamby. I eat it straight without the bun for gluten-free purposes, and this is the only burger I’ve ever eaten where I don’t miss the bready carrying case.

The new onion and green garlic really give this recipe a nice, fresh, not overly oniony taste, but you can certainly use regular onion and garlic if that’s all you’ve got handy. I’d just use a little less since their older allium siblings are stronger in taste.

FYI – this recipe will yield very soft burgers – nearly sloppy Joe-like if you go heavy on the bbq sauce. If you prefer a more firm burger, go ahead and half the amount of sauce.

And by the way, this recipe works great with beef, too!

Steph's Orgasmic Lamb Burger Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
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If you're looking for a great lamb burger recipe, this rich, savory version of the traditional hamburger will make you curl your toes in ecstasy. Makes 4 1/4-pound burgers.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced new onion (or a 1/4 cup of diced regular onion)
  • 3 tablespoons diced green garlic (or two cloves of diced regular garlic)
  • 1-pound ground lamb, preferably organic and free range (tastes better… seriously)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare four foil cups by cutting a 12″x12″ piece of foil into four equal pieces and shaping them around the opening of a drinking glass. Place all four foil cups in a glass baking dish that’s large enough to hold them all without squashing them.
  3. Heat olive oil in a small pan, then add onion and garlic, sauteeing until soft. Strain oil and place onion and garlic in a medium sized bowl. Stir in bbq sauce, salt, and pepper until well mixed. Add in lamb, and squish together with your hands until well incorporated.
  4. Divide the lamb into four parts, forming into patties and placing each one in a foil cup. Cook in oven until burgers reach an internal temperature of 155F, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat, let rest for five minutes. Drain fat from foil cups, and serve on a bun with dressing of your choice (I personally like them straight).

 

Comments

  1. Melanie McMinn says:

    I’ve tried to love the lamb after moving to NZ, but unless it is in a curry where I can’t taste the lamb, I just don’t like it. Lamb chops especially are too greasy for my taste. Maybe I should try leaner cuts.

    The Kiwi man loves lamb though.

  2. Liz Fantastic says:

    Your burger looks more than delicious, but I can’t figure out for the life of me what the green topping is on it. Any help? I’m always looking for new ways to make burgers.

  3. Hi Liz, that’s a pineapple. :)

  4. Melanie, you really don’t like lamb? I know so many folks who don’t, but I love it. ;)

  5. OMG lamb burger GET IN MY MOUF. Looks soo tasty. Pineapple is a creative topping. My mama used to add ingredients to her meatballs before cooking them- oddly ive never translated that into burgers but it follows that it would be delicious. I’ve also heard of more than a few people who think lamb is too gamey.

  6. i,ve never cooked lamb burgers before this one i will try to night and let ya know how we all like em

  7. OMG there mouth watering, even my husband loved em, what a great burger this i will keep in my cooking arsenal, i love cooking good food and i love trying new things all the time, And I don’t think I would chang this one a bit. it,s way to good,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • So glad you liked it! This is one of my favorite recipes (hence the word “orgasmic” in the name ;). Definitely a favorite in our house.

  8. TheRoosterChick says:

    Never heard of a lamb burger, but it sure looks tasty.

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