The Ultimate Lamb Burger Recipe This Australia Day

The Ultimate Lamb Burger Recipe This Australia Day


The Ultimate Lamb Burger Recipe This Australia Day
Lamb Burger Recipe

Here in Australia, it’s the middle of summer — which means hot days and backyard barbecues with loved ones! To help you keep up your healthy habits in the New Year, we have created a tasty lamb burger recipe so that you can celebrate with friends without feeling as though you are missing out.  This recipe makes 8 mini burgers, so it is the perfect easy meal to try out for your next social gathering. 

If you intend to cook this ground lamb burger recipe for more people, simply adjust the ingredients to suit your needs. What better way to spend time with friends than relaxing and eating amazing food?!

Mini Lamb Burgers with Beetroot Salsa

No matter where you live, this lamb burger recipe is the perfect barbecue food to make and share with loved ones. It caters for a variety of dietary preferences and can be made to be dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free — give the recipe a try now! 

Lamb Burger Ingredients

Prep time: 10 mins + 30 mins chilling time    Cook time: 15 mins    Total time: 25 mins + 30 mins chilling time
Serves: 8
Dietary Preferences: Dairy-free option, Gluten-free option, Nut-free


  • 500g lean lamb (or mince of your choice)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ small brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 large egg
  • 20g salt-reduced, low-fat feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • oil spray
  • 8 wholemeal slider buns or gluten-free slider buns
  • ½ avocado, mashed
  • 1 small handful baby spinach leaves

Beetroot Salsa

  • 80g cooked beetroot, chopped
  • ¼ lemon, juiced
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Ground Lamb Burger Recipe


  1. Place the mince, dried oregano, fresh parsley, onion, garlic, egg, and feta, if using, in a medium bowl and mix until just combined. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  2. Shape the lamb mixture into eight small evenly sized patties. Place on a plate, cover with plastic film and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, place the beetroot salsa ingredients in a food processor and pulse for 10 seconds or until combined. The salsa should still be a little chunky. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium-high heat and lightly spray with oil spray. Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes, then carefully turn and cook for a further 4-5 minutes or until cooked to your liking. 
  5. To serve the lamb sliders, cut the slider buns in half and toast lightly in a toaster or under a hot oven grill. On one half of each bun, layer the avocado mash, baby spinach, lamb patty and beetroot salsa. Top with the other half of each bun. Enjoy!
Lamb Burger Recipe Patties

What makes this lamb burger recipe healthier?

Remember, a healthy lifestyle is about making wholesome choices and food swaps — it shouldn’t be about restricting yourself. Food is such an important part of so many cultures and is a way of bringing people together. This is why it’s so important that you allow yourself to eat the foods you’ve always loved, especially when out socialising, but just try to make more nutritious choices where possible.

This lamb burger recipe is a delicious example of a healthy food swap — it uses lean mince meat, salt-reduced feta and wholemeal buns, as well as other nutritious ingredients such as avocado, egg and baby spinach.

It swaps traditional burger ingredients that can be quite high in saturated fat and simple carbohydrates for leaner meats, a healthier cheese and bun, and includes vegetables – overall making it a better-for-you burger compared to other varieties.


Healthy food swaps don’t have to be hard

If you’re looking for other delicious and healthy meals to make for times spent with friends, make sure you try out this rainbow salsa recipe, as well as our roasted beetroot, goat’s cheese and walnut salad recipe

What’s your favourite healthy food to make when celebrating with friends? Let us know in the comments below!

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.

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