Grilled Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Slaw

This simple cucumber and celery slaw garnish dresses this grass-fed lamb burger recipe up for family or guests. The combination of thinly julienned vegetables and a touch of mayonnaise is really all our good, grass-fed lamb burger needs, as the taste is much more delicate than most lamb on the market, due to the grass-fed diet .

Lamb burger with cucumber slaw
Lamb burger with cucumber slaw

This slaw is easy to prepare ahead of time, and is a crowd-pleaser with it’s cool, crunchy, and herbal flavors. Is there anything better than a lamb burger, with a toasted bun, right from the grill?

Lamb burger with cucumber
Preparing cucumber slaw garnish. Photo by Ben Spangler.

Once the cucumber slaw is made, heat a griddle and cook the lamb burgers. Medium doneness (pink) will be perfect.

Lamb burger grilled
Grilling lamb burgers. Photo by Ben Spangler.

This recipe is by chef Ben Spangler. Hailing from Minnesota, Ben draws from his Midwestern roots to create dishes that are unpretentious and delicious. Ben has competed on national television for the Food Network and appeared on local Minneapolis food networks. He is currently executive chef at Mercy in Minneapolis.

Chef Ben Spangler.

Looking to buy lamb or goat online? Shepherd Song Farm: Grass to table. We raise lambs & goats traditionally, humanely and sustainably. 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised, Never Confined, no Hormones, Grains or Animal Byproducts. Born, raised and processed in the U.S.A. Good for you and good for the environment.

Lamb Burger with Garnish
Lamb Burger with cucumber slaw.

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Lamb burger with cucumber slaw
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Grilled Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Slaw

Simple grilled lamb burgers with a fresh cucumber slaw are a great excuse to use the grill.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 385kcal
Cost: 10


  • 1 grill or griddle


  • 1 lb Shepherd Song Farm ground lamb
  • Rolls or buns
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 rib celery with a handful of extra celery leaves if available
  • 1 oz parsley
  • 1 oz mint
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Lemon


Cucumber Slaw

  • Peel, seed and slice cucumber with peeler.
  • Remove leaves from celery and slice the remaining stalk thin
  • Chiffonade (slice) mint finely
  • Add cucumber, celery, parsley, and mint into a bowl and mix.
  • Season with salt, pepper and a little olive oil and reserve.
  • Slice tomatoes and reserve.

Prepare Burgers

  • Form ground lamb into hockey puck sized patties.
  • Season patties with salt and pepper.
  • Slice buns and lightly oil.
  • Start on high heat and oil lightly, add meat and sear.
  • Flip burgers when approximately cooked 1/3 through.
  • Lightly toast buns.
  • Cook to the desired internal temperature. Medium is approximately 130 to 135° F
  • Add mayonnaise.
  • Top with sliced tomato and slaw.



Ground lamb or ground goat can be used in this recipe. 


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 688mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1264IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg