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Minted Lamb Burgers with Herb Mayonnaise

These minted lamb burgers taste delicious and are quick and easy to make, perfect for a quick dinner or a summer barbecue.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers


For the burgers

  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the herb mayonnaise

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise - click the link for my homemade recipe
  • 1 small handful fresh mint leaves
  • 1 small handful fresh coriander
  • 1 small handful fresh thyme - leaves only
  • ¼ lemon - zest only
  • Salt

To serve

  • 4 burger buns
  • Salad - I used lettuce and red onion


Make the burgers

  • Finely chop the mint leaves (a handful) and put them into a large bowl.
  • Add the lamb mince (500g) and salt (¼ tsp) and mix with your hands until the mint leaves and salt are evenly distributed.
  • Divide the mixture into four and shape into burgers. Make a little dent in the centre of each one (as the meat naturally puffs up as it cooks, so this will ensure that you end up with a flat burger).

Cook your burgers...

  • In the oven pre-heated to 220ºC/200ºC fan for 12-14 minutes.


  • Under the grill for 6-7 minutes on each side.


  • In a frying pan for 6-7 minutes on each side.


  • On the barbecue for 6-7 minutes on each side.

Make the herb mayonnaise

  • While the burgers are cooking, make the herb mayonnaise.
  • Put the mayonnaise (4 tbsp), herbs (a small handful of fresh mint leaves, a small handful of fresh coriander, the leaves from a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme) and the zest of ¼ of a lemon into a bowl.
  • Blitz with a hand blender until the herbs are finely chopped and evenly distributed in the mayonnaise.
  • Season with salt to taste.


The nutrition information provided includes both the burgers and herb mayonnaise. See below for the same information split by item.
Calories: 308 kcal (15%), Fat: 24.8g (35%), Saturated Fat: 11.9g (59%), Carbohydrates: 0.3g (0%), Sugar: 0.0g (0%), Fibre: 0.3g (1%), Protein: 21.1g (42%), Sodium: 240mg (10%)
Herb mayonnaise
Calories: 98 kcal (5%), Fat: 10.5g (15%), Saturated Fat: 0.8g (4%), Carbohydrates: 0.8g (0%), Sugar: 0.2g (0%), Fibre: 0.3g (1%), Protein: 0.3g (1%), Sodium: 80mg (3%)


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.1g | Protein: 21.4g | Fat: 35.3g | Saturated Fat: 12.7g | Sodium: 320mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.2g

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Barbeque
Author: Charlotte Oates