Lamb Burgers with Coleslaw

Juicy lamb patties with refreshing coleslaw. Perfect for any occasion. Easy to make and packed with flavour.
15 minutes
6-8 minutes
Serves 12 people

About this recipe

Watching everyone create burgers with mayonnaise or aioli, I knew I had to add some Arabic flavours to the mix. These Lamb Burgers with Coleslaw are a game-changer. The juicy lamb patties, combined with the refreshing coleslaw, create a flavourful and satisfying meal. I love making these and wrapping them in baking paper (keeping salad aside), popping them into the fridge for the kids to heat up later.

There’s no better way to enjoy a burger than with my vibrant Middle Eastern Coleslaw. This recipe is perfect for any occasion, especially when you want to spice things up a bit. If you enjoyed my Kafta Burgers, you’ll find these lamb burgers to be just as delicious and easy to make. Ready to create a burger with exceptional flavour?



Meat patties

  • 1 kg lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon coriander ground
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • chili flakes
  • Handful of coriander, chopped
  • Handful of mint, chopped


  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 4-5 tablespoons harissa

Coleslaw salad

  • 2 cups each white and red cabbage thinly shredded
  • 1 carrot cut into thin matchsticks
  • 5-6 spring onion sliced
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to season


  • 12 brioche buns

Notes from Rouba

  • If the patties are thick, place a lid on the pan once you turn them over and reduce to medium heat to prevent burning.
  • Adjust the amount of chili flakes to your preferred spice level.
  • Harissa yoghurt can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.


Step 1.

In a large bowl, mix the lamb mince with the crushed garlic, paprika, chili flakes, chopped coriander, and mint until well combined.

Divide the mixture into equal portions and roll each into a ball. Place a piece of baking paper both under and over each portion . Then, using the back of a plate, press down on each ball, smashing it into a patty. Ensure all patties are uniform in thickness for even cooking. 

Step 2.

In a small bowl, combine the harissa and natural yoghurt, stirring until smooth.

Combine coleslaw salad ingredients and mix.

Step 3.

Heat a non-stick griddle or frying pan over medium heat.  Cook the lamb patties for 2-3 minutes on each side (no oil necessary, the lamb is fatty) until they are nicely browned and cooked through. 

Assemble the Burgers:

  • Toast the brioche buns until golden brown.
  • Spread a dollop of harissa yoghurt on the bottom half of each bun.
  • Add a handful of coleslaw, followed by a lamb pattie.
  • Top the patties with another handful of coleslaw and an additional dollop of harissa yoghurt.
  • Place the top half of the bun on each burger.


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