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Spicy Lamb Burgers

These lamb burgers by Alison Needham are a unique twist on an old classic. Serve them at your next cook out with an icy cold (gluten-free) beer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger recipe, easy dinner recipes, gluten-free burgers, gluten-free main dishes, lamb recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Alison, Fabulously Flour Free


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 large shallot, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground New Mexican chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the cucumber sauce:

  • 1/2 cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  • Heat a grill over medium-hot flames.
  • Place lamb, shallot, herbs, spices, salt and pepper and feta cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix together with your hands (or a fork) until evenly incorporated. Shape into four patties. Set aside.
  • Mix ingredients for yogurt sauce and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Oil the grill and cook burgers for 5-7 minutes a side, or until done to your likeness.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with yogurt sauce and topped with additional fresh herbs like mint, thyme, or cilantro…and maybe a handful of baby spinach too.