Little Hand Lamb Burgers Recipe

by Jennifer McDonald
Little Hand Lamb Burgers Recipe

Years ago, I found a recipe for spicy lamb burgers in a brilliant cookbook. However, they contain dairy, and I couldn’t be faffed dealing with cloves and cardamom pods. So I adapted and tweaked it to make simpler soya and dairy-free version. They’re perfect for baby and toddler hands and delicious, so I called them Little Hand Lamb Burgers.

This recipe makes 12, and I freeze them uncooked in two portions. Then, defrost in the fridge before following frying instructions. I love cooking these little hand lamb burgers when my kids want a quick meal when they’re hungry, and I have no time to whip up complicated recipes.

Little Hand Lamb Burgers Recipe

Little Hand Lamb Burgers Recipe

Jennifer McDonaldJennifer McDonald
Lamb burgers have this distinct flavour that you won't get from other types of burgers. I like making these little hand lamb burgers with my kids because they enjoy how they can help me prepare our meals.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 332 kcal


  • 500 grams lamb mince
  • ½ medium onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic optional
  • 1 cup petit pois
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 grams breadcrumbs using soy-free bread
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  • Mix the lamb, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, cumin, turmeric, paprika, peas, or sweetcorn in a large bowl – you may need to use your hands.
  • Add the egg and half the oil and mix well.
  • Make into 12 mini burgers and place on a baking tray or plate.
  • Put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, longer if you can.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry for five minutes on each side. I usually split the burgers in half and then give them another minute, but maybe I am just paranoid about pink!


Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 17gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
Did you give this recipe a whirl?We’re all ears to hear about your results!

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