Welsh Lamb Burgers Recipe

Spring is in the air here in the Denbighshire countryside. Nothing says Welsh spring time more than the fresh taste of Welsh Lamb courtesy of Glyn Davies – award winning butchers here at the Mill Farm Shop. To celebrate Spring and of course, all things Welsh, he’s put together a simple recipe for Welsh Lamb burgers with warm coleslaw. Enjoy!


  • 450g (1lb) lean Welsh lamb mince
  • 15ml (1tbsp) oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • Seasoning
  • 50g (2oz) hard cheese, eg, Cheddar, cut into small 1cm cubes
  • 15ml (1tbsp) oil
  • ¼ red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • Pinch dried cinnamon
  • 10ml (2tsp) English mustard
  • 45ml (3tbsp) mayonnaise


  1. Heat oil in a small pan, add the garlic and onion, and cook until starting to soften. Allow to cool slightly. Into a large bowl put the lamb mince, seasoning, cheese, onion and garlic. Mix together thoroughly.
  2. Divide the mixture into four and shape into burgers – any cheese cubes showing, just push into the mince. Place under a preheated grill and cook for about 12 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  3. Make Coleslaw: Heat oil in a pan and lightly stir-fry cabbage, apple and spring onions for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in serving dish. Mix together in a small bowl the cinnamon, mustard and mayonnaise.
  4. Serve burgers with toasted flat breads or pittas and hot coleslaw topped with a dollop of mayo.