Lamb burger kebab: perfect to cook on griddle pan or barbecue

Lamb burger kebabs

This lamb burger kebab is for burger-lovers who also love spicy food. Using mashed-potatoes as its secret ingredients, this burger kebab is tender, moist and juicy at the same time. 

You can cook the burgers on a griddle pan or do them on the barbecue.

Now that the peak summer is arriving soon, you’ll have plenty of chances to get your barbecue out. And this lamb burger kebab can be one of your BBQ menus. 

Lamb burger kebab - perfect to cook on griddle pan or barbecue

I created this recipe for my elder son who loves meat, especially burgers. But he’s used to with the aroma of spices in kebabs. So regular burgers that don’t use spices at all will not appeal to him.

So I try to infuse the Pakistani kebab recipe that I learned from my sister in law in this burger kebabs.

Many burger recipes will use breadcrumbs or even plain flour to bind the meat and to make the meat texture tender. With the same purpose, I decided to use mashed potatoes instead. It turns out better. And you can’t really taste the potatoes, and the meat stays moist and juicy. 

It’s just tasty and delicious. 

So yeah, if you have some minced lamb meat lying in the fridge or freezer at the moment, try to make this lamb burger kebabs. It won’t take you long to cook them on the griddle pan. 

If you like, you can make them in a batch and store some kebabs away in the freezer for when you don’t have time to cook. I promise you that your loved ones will thank you for making this burger kebab.

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Now we’re entering mid-summer, I hope you’ll be intrigued to try this lamb burger kebabs for your summer barbecue. Let me know how you think of the burgers in the comments below. 

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Thank you and all the best.

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Lamb burger kebab

Lamb burger kebab

This lamb burger kebab is for burger lovers who love spicy food. The kebab is meltingly tender and juicy. The onions and the spice make the burger flavoursome and simply delicious.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 kg./ 2.2 lbs. Minced lamb.
  • 200 gr./ 0.44 lb. Potatoes.
  • 2 medium brown onions.
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder.
  • 2 tsp. Onion powder.
  • 2 tsp. Paprika powder.
  • 2 tsp. Ground cumin.
  • 2 tsp. Ground Coriander.
  • 1 ½ tsp. Coarse black pepper or ground black pepper.
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt (or according to taste).
  • 1 tsp. Chilli powder.
  • 2 tbsp. Plain yoghurt (see the note).
  • 1-2 tbsp. Plain flour, optional (see the note).


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes, steam or boil them then drain and mash them until really smooth and no lumps. Set aside to cool down.
  2. Peel the onions and chop them as fine as possible. You can use a food processor to help you with this if you want to.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, put the minced lamb and the mashed potato in. Mix them well.
  4. Then add in the chopped onions, all the spices, i.e. garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, black pepper, and chilli powder.
  5. Using your hand, mix the meat until everything is thoroughly mixed. Then add in the yoghurt one tablespoon at a time as you keep mixing. If your meat mixture is too wet, you can put a tablespoon or two of plain flour. But try not to put any more than that.  
  6. Divide the meat into 10 equal portions and shape them into balls.
  7. Get your griddle pan ready, drizzle one teaspoon of cooking oil over it and heat the pan at medium-high heat.
  8. When the pan is hot and ready, take one ball of your meat mixture and flatten it into a disc shape at approximately 1.5 cm/ 0.5 inch thick. Put it in the pan and let it cook. Do the same to other meatballs and fill the griddle pan with the flatten meatballs. Turn the heat down and let the meat to cook about 5-7 minutes on each side. 
  9. Press the burgers every now and again with a cooking turner.
  10. When you can see that the meat is cooked more than halfway through, you can turn them over. Cook the other side for another 5-7 minutes or until you see that the meat is fully cooked.
  11. If the weather permits, you may want to make this burger kebabs on a proper barbecue. Grill them on your barbie as you would usually do barbecue.
  12. Enjoy your lamb burger kebabs as they are with your favourite salad. Or you can have them in a bread bun with a bunch of green salad and your favourite burger sauce. If you like, you can also have the kebabs in a pitta bread pocket with salad and a drizzle of yoghurt sauce. Check my simple yoghurt dip (sauce) that I posted at the bottom of my chicken kebab patties recipe.


  • Some potatoes release more juice than the other that they can make your meat mixture a little bit wet. If this happens, you may want to cut down the yoghurt to only one tablespoon and put one tablespoon of plain flour. However, try to avoid using plain flour if you can.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 562Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 162mgSodium 716mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 43g

The nutrition calculation you find here is just a guide provided by online nutrition calculator. You should not use to substitute advice from nutritionists or health practitioners.

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