Middle Eastern Lamb Burger Recipe

It’s hard to resist a burger that’s fresh off the grill, and this Middle Eastern version won’t disappoint.


4 people


15 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes


500g lean lamb mince
2 tbs finely chopped fresh coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
¼ cup lemon juice
1 stick celery, sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
2 tbs olive oil
4 slices Turkish bread, halved and grilled
⅓ cup hummus
2 tsp sumac


  1. Combine mince, coriander, cumin, chilli and garlic in a bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Form into 4 patties. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Place onion in a medium bowl and pour over lemon juice. Place celery, cucumber and parsley on top and set aside without tossing.
  3. Preheat barbecue to medium high heat. Brush the patties with oil and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked. Toss remaining oil into the salad.
  4. Serve burgers on top of toasted Turkish. Top with hummus and some of the salad. Sprinkle with sumac.


Sumac is a red Middle Eastern spice with a lemon flavour.

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