Cilantro-Mint Lamb Burgers (AIP, Low FODMAP, Nightshade free)

These burgers are health bombs! They are filled with ingredients that are nutritionally packed and provide a handful of other health benefits. Lamb is probably one of the best meat sources out there, especially for those with chronic illness. Here is why:

Lamb: Lamb is a rich source of iron and zinc. The high iron is great for me is since I deal with anemia and zinc is fantastic for your immune system. It contains many b-vitamins that are essential to many systems in your body. Lamb is also rich in essential omega-3’s to help with inflammation.

These burgers also contain cilantro and mint. I’ve talked about the health benefits of cilantro many times, but just in case you forgot ;):

Cilantro: Cilantro is great for detoxing, especially heavy metals as it binds them and removes them from the body. Cilantro is also high in anti-oxidants, can balance blood sugar and is overall packed with vitamins that help almost your entire body.

Mint: Mint is fantastic for digestive issues, especially nausea or indigestion as it calms the stomach. It’s also packed with antioxidants and vitamins, making it another powerhouse herb like cilantro

Have I convinced you to make these burgers yet?!


In this recipe I bake these babies in the oven but you can pan fry them or grill them if you prefer, as well. They are great any time of year but there is something about lamb in the winter that feels very warming and nourishing.


Cilantro-Mint Lamb Burgers

Serves 4


1 lbs. ground lamb

2 tbs. chopped cilantro

1.5 tbs. chopped fresh mint leaves

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Divide meat into 4 balls and form into patties, forming an indentation in the middle of the burger (almost like a donut but without pushing all the way through).

Place patties on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until done to your liking.

Serve over greens with your favorite toppings. I love avocado on my burgers! What is your favorite burger topping?


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