Lamb Burgers with Wasabi Lime Mayo and Mango Slaw

The wasabi lime mayo give these Asian inspired lamb burgers a real kick!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main
Servings 4
Calories 635 kcal
Dairy Free


Lamb burger patties

  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 600 g lamb mince
  • ½ onion grated or very finely chopped
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thyme finely chopped

Wasabi lime mayo

  • 1/3 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 1 lime finely grated zest
  • ½ lime juiced

Lime and sesame dressing

  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

Mango slaw

  • 2 cups red cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 carrot shredded or cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 green mango peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 3 spring onion/scallion finely sliced

To serve

  • 4-5 burger buns or 8-10 slices ciabatta or sourdough


  • Combine all lamb burger patty ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together well with clean hands. Shape into 4-5 patties and set aside on a clean plate in the fridge to firm up a little. Heat a good drizzle of olive oil on BBQ hot plate or in a large fry pan on medium high heat. Cook lamb burger patties for 3-4 minutes each side until well browned and cooked through.
  • If using burger buns, cut in half. Brush split burger buns, sourdough or ciabatta with olive oil and grill for 2-3 minutes each side or until lightly toasted and golden.
  • Mix wasabi lime mayo ingredients together.
  • Mix dressing ingredients together and toss with all slaw ingredients.
  • To serve, spread some wasabi lime mayo on bottom burger bun half or slice of toasted bread, top with a merino burger and some slaw. Top with other top burger bun half or slice of toasted bread. Serve with extra slaw on the side.


This mayo can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, and can be used to make any dish that little bit more exciting! Try it with my tasty BBQ prawns or barbecued lime and chilli crayfish. Lamb burgers make a great change from the usual beef, and the rich lamb really compliments the sweet mango in the slaw. Be sure to taste your wasabi before you add it to the mayo, or add small amounts at a time to get it to your desired level of heat – some wasabi pastes can have a lot more heat than others!