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Lamb burgers recipe - Dr. Axe

Lamb Burgers Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Did you know that lamb is the healthiest red meat? And using a mix of ground lamb and beef ensures that these burgers are always perfectly juicy. These also employ a unique homemade spice blend. Enjoy!


  • 1 jalapeño, remove seeds sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 pound minced lean lamb
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup small cubed raw aged sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the jalapeno, onion and garlic and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl along with the lamb, ground beef, cheese and spices, using your hands to combine all the ingredients. Form 8 patties.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 15–20 minutes to firm.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, melt the coconut oil. Fry the burgers for 7–8 minutes per side, until firm to the touch and nicely browned.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite toppings on a gluten-free bun, bed of lettuce or wrap in lettuce.


These lamb burgers also go great paired with my Baked Vegetable Fries or Sweet Potato Rosemary Fries for a complete meal.

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 198mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.3g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 31.2g
  • Cholesterol: 108mg

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