Lamb Burgers with Rosemary and Thyme Essential Oil

This recipe features lamb, though you can substitute other minced meat such as chicken, turkey or beef.

This recipe was created by Chef Kate.

These burgers are the most delicious and sure to please meal when you have a craving for lamb. You can remove the breadcrumbs if you prefer, but they lighten the mix. Try using ground almonds or sunflower seeds in place of the breadcrumbs, or add a couple of tablespoons of seeds to the recipe for a little crunch. Plus, add Thyme or Rosemary essential oil for a wonderful depth of flavour!

Makes 4 burgers

Prep Time 10 - 15 min.

Cooking Time 15 min.


450 g Lamb mince

3 tbsp. Pureed tomato sauce (passata)

¼ cup Breadcrumbs

1 Egg, beaten

1 Medium onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp. Mint or parsley, finely chopped

¼ tsp. Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 drop Young Living Thyme essential oil or Rosemary essential oil, to taste

Coconut or olive oil, for cooking


1. Make the Tomato Onion Relish and set aside before cooking the burgers.

2. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together, then make 4 patties. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper.

3. Heat the coconut or olive oil in a large frying pan or prepare your grill. Fry or grill the patties until cooked through.

4. Serve the patties on buns or on lettuce leaves and top with a little Tomato Onion Relish and other toppings of your choice.

TIP: To double the recipe, freeze some patties before cooking to have on hand. Just thaw and then follow the method for cooking. You can also use this recipe with other minced meats, including beef, turkey and chicken.

Serve the patties with Tomato Relish. See Chef Kate's Tomato Relish here.

Where to Buy Food Grade Essential Oils in Australia?

Looking for edible thyme essential oil and edible rosemary essential oil in Australia. Buy food grade thyme oil here and food grade rosemary oil here.

Which Essential Oils can be used with Food?

See a full list of 35 food grade essential oils in Australia here.

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