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Whether you’re a meat lover or looking for a delicious alternative to traditional beef burgers, these recipes will hit the spot.

With the perfect balance of flavours and the added convenience of cooking in an air fryer, these lamb burgers are incredibly delicious and healthier than fried burgers.

Air Fryer Lamb Burgers

Try the mouthwatering Juicy Greek Lamb Burger, bursting with Mediterranean flavours like feta cheese and tzatziki sauce.

Prefer a kick of heat, the Spicy Moroccan Lamb Burger is a must-try, with a fiery blend of spices and harissa mayo.

Not forgetting my delicious Asian Lamb Burger With Ginger And Soy served with sriracha mayo.
 

Get ready to up your burger game with these easy-to-make, flavour-packed lamb burger recipes.

Why Choose Lamb For Your Burgers?

Lamb is a versatile and tasty meat that offers a unique taste compared to traditional beef burgers.

Additionally, lamb is a lean meat packed with essential nutrients like protein, iron, and vitamin B12.

When it comes to burgers, the quality of the meat matters.

Lamb is known for its tenderness and juiciness, making it an ideal choice for creating mouthwatering burgers.

Its natural fat content ensures the burgers stay moist and tasty after cooking.

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Benefits Of Using An Air Fryer For Cooking Lamb Burgers

The air fryer is a game-changer when it comes to cooking lamb burgers.

Not only does it provide a convenient and time-saving cooking method, but it also offers several health benefits.

One of the main advantages of using an air fryer is that it requires little to no oil.

Traditional frying methods often involve submerging the burgers in oil, resulting in greasy and unhealthy burgers.

The air fryer uses hot air circulation to cook the burgers, resulting in a crispy exterior and moist interior without the need for excess oil.

This reduces the calorie and fat content of the burgers, making them a healthier option.

Air fryers cook the lamb burgers evenly and quickly.

The circulating hot air ensures that the burgers are perfectly cooked, with a golden-brown crust and juicy centre.

This eliminates the risk of undercooking or overcooking the burgers, resulting in a delicious meal every time.

Classic Air Fryer Lamb Burger Recipe

Air Fryer Classic Lamb Burger In A Bun With Salad

Ingredients

Makes 4 burgers

  • 500g minced lamb
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, and any other burger toppings

How To Air Fry Lamb Burgers

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the minced lamb, chopped onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to mix everything thoroughly.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a burger shape, make sure they are not too thick (about 2 cm) to cook evenly in the air fryer.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 180C/360F for 5 minutes.
  4. Once preheated, place the lamb burgers in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each burger to allow for even cooking.
  5. Air fry the lamb burgers at 180C/360F for 12-15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Check the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 71C/160F to ensure they are safely cooked.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, lightly toast the burger buns in the air fryer for a couple of minutes.
  7. Assemble your burgers by placing the cooked lamb burger on the bottom half of each bun, adding lettuce, tomato, or any other desired toppings, and then placing the top half of the bun.
  8. Serve your air-fried classic lamb burgers with your favourite sides and enjoy!

Note: Check the burgers’ internal temperature with a meat thermometer to be sure they have reached a safe eating temperature of 71C/160F.

I hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious air fryer lamb burgers!

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Air Fryer Greek Lamb Burger

air fryer greek lamb burger in a roll with salad

Ingredients

Makes 4 burgers

  • 500g minced lamb
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • Toppings of your choice (lettuce, tomato, red onion, etc.)

Air Frying Instructions

In a large bowl, add the minced lamb, breadcrumbs, feta cheese, olives, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Shape the mixture into 4 equal-sized burgers.

Preheat the air fryer to 190C/380F for 5 minutes.

Place the lamb burgers in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave space between each one for even cooking.

Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, until they reach an internal temperature of 71C/160F when checked with a meat thermometer.

Remove the lamb burgers from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes.

Toast the burger buns and assemble the burgers with your favourite toppings.

Tzatziki Sauce

homemade tzatziki sauce

To make tzatziki sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, grated
  • 360g plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To Make Homemade Tzatziki

  1. Start by grating the cucumber using a box grater. Once grated, place the cucumber in a fine-mesh sieve or colander, then sprinkle with a little salt and allow it to drain for about 10-15 minutes. Squeeze out any excess moisture from the grated cucumber using a clean kitchen towel.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the Greek yoghurt, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  3. Add the grated and drained cucumber to the yoghurt mixture and stir well.
  4. Stir in the chopped dill and season the tzatziki sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover the tzatziki sauce and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavours to meld together.

Air Fryer Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Burger With Harissa Mayo

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burger

Ingredients

Makes 4 burgers

  • 500g minced lamb
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • Toppings: harissa mayo, rocket, sliced tomato, and red onion

How To Air Fry Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Burger

In a mixing bowl, add the minced lamb, breadcrumbs, coriander, harissa paste, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Shape the mixture into 4 burgers.

Preheat the air fryer to 190C/380F for 5 minutes.

Place the lamb burgers in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave space between each one.

Cook the burgers for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, until they reach an internal temperature of 71C/160F when checked with a meat thermometer.

Remove the lamb burgers from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes.

Toast the burger buns and spread harissa mayo on both sides.

Place a lamb burger on the bottom bun and top with rocket, sliced tomato, and red onion.

How To Make Homemade Harissa Mayo

Harissa Paste Displayed In A Glass Jar
Harissa Paste

Ingredients

  • 115g mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons Harissa paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise and Harissa paste. Start with 1 tablespoon of Harissa paste and add more to taste, depending on your desired level of spiciness.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Taste the Harissa mayo and add salt as needed.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the Harissa mayo for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together before using.

You can use this Harissa mayo as a spicy and flavorful condiment for sandwiches, burgers, and wraps, or as a dipping sauce for fries or veggies. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Asian Lamb Burger With Ginger And Soy

Asian Spiced Lamb Burger

Ingredients

Makes 4 burgers

  • 500g minced lamb
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • Toppings: sliced avocado, and sriracha mayo

In a large bowl, combine the minced lamb, breadcrumbs, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Shape the mixture into 4 equal-sized burgers.

Preheat the air fryer to 190C/380F for 5 minutes.

Place the burgers in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one.

Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, until they reach an internal temperature of 71C/160F when checked with a meat thermometer.

Remove the lamb burgers from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes.

Toast the burger buns and spread sriracha mayo on both sides.

Place a lamb burger on the bottom bun and top with sliced avocado.

Homemade Sriracha Mayo

Ingredients:

  • 115g mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce to a small bowl. Start with 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce and add more to taste depending on your desired level of spiciness.
  2. Add the lime juice to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Taste the Sriracha Mayo and add salt as needed.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the Sriracha Mayo for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together before using.

You can use this Sriracha Mayo as a spicy and tangy condiment for sandwiches, sushi, burgers and wraps, or as a dipping sauce for fries or sushi.

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Tips For Achieving The Perfect Air Fryer Lamb Burger

Use high-quality minced lamb for the best flavour and texture.

Don’t overwork the meat when mixing the ingredients to avoid a tough burger.

Let the lamb burgers rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.

Experiment with different toppings and condiments to customise your burger

Air Fryer Frozen Lamb Burgers

Frozen lamb burgers are a great option for air frying because they are already pre-formed and can be cooked straight from the freezer—a great time-saver.

How Long To Cook Frozen Burgers In An Air Fryer?

Simply place the frozen burgers in the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 180C/360F, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 71C/160F when checked with a meat thermometer.

Burger Q And A

How do you know when lamb burgers are cooked?

Lamb burgers should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) to ensure they are safe to eat.

You can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.

Insert the thermometer through the side of the burger to the centre, and once it reads 160°F, the lamb burgers are fully cooked.

Can you cook frozen burgers in the air fryer UK?

Yes, you can cook frozen burgers in the air fryer in the UK.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to around 360°F (180°C).
  2. Place the frozen burgers in the air fryer basket in a single layer, without overlapping them.
  3. Cook the burgers for about 15-20 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 160°F (71°C) to ensure they are safely cooked.

Keep in mind that cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the burgers and the specific model of your air fryer, so it’s always best to check the manufacturer’s guidelines for cooking frozen burgers.

Can you eat a rare lamb burger?

Eating a rare lamb burger presents some food safety concerns.

Minced lamb, like all minced meat, should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) to ensure any harmful bacteria present are destroyed.

While some people enjoy their beef burgers rare or medium-rare, it is generally recommended to cook minced lamb thoroughly to ensure food safety.

Eating undercooked minced lamb can potentially pose a risk of food poisoning.

Therefore, it is best to cook lamb burgers to at least medium doneness (160°F/71°C) to ensure they are safe to eat.

Why do my lamb burgers fall apart?

Lamb burgers can fall apart for several reasons.

Here are some common reasons and how to prevent them:

  1. Fat Content: If the lamb contains a very low fat content, the burgers may lack the necessary binding. Consider using lamb with a slightly higher fat percentage or adding a small amount of olive oil or egg to the meat mixture to improve binding.
  2. Overhandling: Handling the meat too much can cause the proteins to break down, resulting in a loose texture. Try to mix the ingredients until just combined, using a gentle touch to form the patties.
  3. Not Enough Binder: Lack of an adequate binding agent, such as egg or breadcrumbs, can cause the burgers to fall apart. Ensure you have included a sufficient amount of binder to hold the burgers together.
  4. Size and Thickness: If the patties are too thin or too large in diameter, they are more likely to break during cooking. Aim for even thickness and size to ensure even cooking.

How do you tell if a burger is done without a thermometer?

  1. Colour and Texture: Cutting into the burger and examining the colour is a common method. For burgers, a well-done burger will have no pink inside, a medium-done burger will have a slightly pink centre, and a rare burger will have a mostly red centre. As for texture, a well-done burger will be firmer to the touch compared to a rare burger.
  2. Juices: Checking the juices that come out of the burger when pressed can also provide a clue. For well-done burgers, the juices should be clear with no traces of pink. For medium-done, the juices may have a slightly rosy tint, and for rare, the juices are reddish.

NOTE: It’s important to note that these methods are not as precise as using a meat thermometer, and there are risks associated with undercooked meat. If possible, using a meat thermometer is the most reliable way to ensure that your burgers are cooked to a safe temperature.

What temperature is a medium rare lamb burger?

A medium-rare lamb burger is generally cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

It’s important to use a meat thermometer to ensure the burger reaches this temperature, as it is the safest way to determine the doneness of the meat.

What temperature should lamb burgers be cooked in Celsius?

Lamb burgers should be cooked to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) to make sure they are safe to eat.

Using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature is the best way to ensure that the lamb burgers are cooked properly.

What colour should lamb burgers be when cooked?

When fully cooked, lamb burgers should have a browned exterior and a slightly pink, moist interior when cooked to the recommended temperature of 71°C (160°F).

It’s important to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature is reached, as the colour of the meat is not always a reliable indicator.

Why do burgers puff up in the middle?

Burgers puff up in the middle during cooking due to the fats and juices in the burger being heated.

As the fat melts and the juices heat up, they create steam.

This steam then expands, causing the centre of the burger to puff up.

To prevent this, make a slight indentation with your thumb in the centre of the raw burger before cooking.

Can you use eggs to bind burgers?

Yes, eggs are commonly used as a binding agent in burgers.

The proteins in the egg help to hold the ingredients together, preventing the burger from falling apart during cooking.

Typically, one egg per pound (500g) of minced meat is sufficient.

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