Lamb Burgers with Garlicky Tzatziki & Sumac Slaw

by Zarina
Spiced Lamb Brioche Burgers with Garlicky Tzatziki & Sumac Slaw

DAAAMNN, these were good… What an absolute BEAUT of a burger!!

These scrumptious patties were grilled to perfection, crisp and charred on the outside but still soft, juicy, and tender on the inside.  Made using the freshest minced lamb mixed with sautéed onions and garlic, spices of cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, some fresh coriander, and panko breadcrumbs.  

A simple slaw gave a fabulous contrast in textures made from red cabbage, carrots, fresh parsley, mint, coriander, EVOO, sumac, and lemon juice.  Then the creamy, garlicky tzatziki is slapped on top, and it’s all served up in a grilled brioche bun.  Trust me; this was ONE EPIC BURGER!! I served them up with za’atar roasted sweet potato fries!

Spiced Lamb Brioche Burgers with Garlicky Tzatziki & Sumac Slaw

Lamb Burgers with Garlicky Tzatziki & Sumac Slaw

Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 500g Lamb mince (20% fat content)
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1 Onion, chopped fine
  • 6 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • Small bunch Coriander, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1.5 ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • Chilli sauce
  • .
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber, seeds removed, cut into small squares
  • 6 Mint leaves, rolled into a cigar shape, cut fine
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 0.5 Lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • .
  • SLAW
  • 0.5 Red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • 1 handful Mint, chopped
  • 2 handfuls Parsley, chopped
  • 1 handful Coriander, chopped
  • 100ml Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Sumac
  • 1 Lemon, juiced


1. Sauté onions and garlic on low-med heat until translucent, cool, set aside
2. Mix lamb mince with spices, coriander, breadcrumbs and onion mixture but do not over mix or burgers may fall apart
3. Divide mixture into 8 and shape burgers and refrigerate 30 mins if you have time
4. Mix ingredients for tzatziki, set aside
5. Mix ingredients for slaw, set aside
6. Heat grill pan medium, add oil so well greased
7. Cook burgers 5 mins each side until charred on the outside and cooked through but still soft on the inside, set aside on kitchen towels
8. Serve in toasted brioche buns with the slaw and tzatziki
9. Enjoy!

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