The Ultimate Air Fryer Lamb Burgers. Delicious Lamb burgers cooked to perfection in the air fryer. Easy to make at home and healthy too. Ideal for Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free and Slimming World dieters.
Happy 4th of July everyone.
Normally on the 4th of July we go to our favourite water park. We have one that is less than 30 minutes down the road and the exact same one I went to with my parents in my teens.
We have 3 nearby to us but this one gets my vote time and time again.
All the slides are close by, making it perfect for taking small kids. It also has a lot of swimming pool space and a HUGE baby pool. I am also picky when it comes to which slides I will go on and I like nearly all of them here!
We go on the 4th of July because its our last time to go before it gets busy. The British arrive in Portugal from the 2nd week and its our last chance to enjoy ourselves before it gets crazy.
Here in Portugal it is warm from May to October and we have a beautiful summer season. June to September are particularly nice with it being warm enough for beach days, waterpark days and picnics. July has the temperature going up a level and you only really feel happy if you are chilling out in the sunshine.
Then there is super-hot August. So hot that you break out in a sweat walking across the room. So hot that you get upset if you must wait 2 days before you are next in a swimming pool or in the sea.
The first August I had was in the summer of 2008 and it felt like I had a high temperature all month, rather than it just being natural heat.
We have climatised to the weather better than we thought we would. Now May weather we think is cold and we look forward to July.
And July is finally here!
In July I have 2 favourite summer foods:
I love my burgers to be really juicy and I can never get enough of them. I have never been one for burger buns. I am just as happy with some sliced avocado with it rather than a burger bun.
Dominic on the other hand loves lamb burgers in the air fryer with loads of mayonnaise and a big fat homemade burger bun.
Sofia leaves the edge off the burger thinking it’s a crust much to our amusement. Then Jorge treats burgers with suspicion and that it feels different because it has texture that he is not used to.
Good job Kyle loves a delicious lamb burger and that at least one of my three kids will eat burgers without complaining!
Then there is me and kebabs. My biggest foodie love here in Portugal. They kebabs are served vertical with your favourite meat or fish. My all time favourite one that I had was a mixture of lamb, chicken and pork with prawns wrapped in bacon it was truly amazing.
You can even buy vertical kebab machines. Here is us testing one out on the blog.
Air Fryer Lamb Burgers
If you want to try out burgers in the air fryer and want them to be yummy and not fatty then the perfect starting point is air fryer lamb burgers. They don’t need many ingredients and when you try them you will not believe that they are low in calories.
When I was on Slimming World in my teens it was during that processed foods phase of the 90’s. That meant dinner was either a can of spaghetti Bolognese, meatballs or macaroni cheese. No amazing air fryers like we have nowadays, and I wish I could go back in time and have one of those!
To make our lamb burgers in the air fryer is as simple as cooking can ever get:
You place the burger ingredients into a bowl. Give it a good mix with your hands so that you don’t end up with one person getting a spice shock.
Then you place the lamb burgers in the air fryer to cook.
While the lamb burgers are cooking in the air fryer you make the Greek dip to go with them.
It really is that simple.
Or instead of the air fryer, you could take these lamb burgers to a barbecue and impress people with your homemade burger making skills!
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In a mixing bowl place your lamb burger ingredients and mix well until all the lamb mince is well seasoned.
Using a burger press make the mince into lamb burger shapes.
Place the lamb burgers in the air fryer and cook for 18 minutes at 180c/360f.
While they are cooking make your Greek Dip. Using a fork mix the Grek dip ingredients together and then serve it with your lamb burgers.
Remember lamb is a very dry mince. This means that when you cook your lamb burgers in the air fryer the air fryer will smoke a bit. Though when we did ours it didn’t set off our smoke alarm. On a positive note this means you don’t need breadcrumbs, making it easier for turning into a low carb recipe.
I also use two wet ingredients in my lamb burgers so that they are not overly dry. This is harissa paste and garlic puree. We recommend you use garlic puree over garlic cloves. Harissa paste is made with chilli peppers so might be too spicy for children. You can sub this with tomato puree instead. We cook 4 lamb burgers at once. Our lamb burgers are rather big and 4 fits perfectly in our Philips XL.
If you have more burgers to cook, then do them in batches of 4 and as they are cooked, keep them warm in the oven on low. If you don’t have lamb mince but want a low calorie option, then swap lamb mince for 25% pork mince, 25% veal mince and 50% beef mince. The texture is identical and it works out much cheaper too.
If you are on Slimming World these Lamb Burgers in the air fryer are SYN FREE.