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Jerk BBQ Grilled Lamb Burgers

Make this juicy tender and a tad bit spicy Jerk BBQ Lamb Burger your new summer favorite backyard party delight!

Course Al La Carte, Dinner, Gluten-free, Lunch
Cuisine American, Grilled, Jamaican, West Indian
Keyword Fathers Day Grilling, Grilled Burger, How long to grill lamb burgers, How to make Jerk BBQ Sauce, How to make Jerk Burgers, Jamaican Jerk Cuisine, Jamaican Jerk Recipes, Jerk Burgers, July 4th Grilling, Keto Diet, Lamb Burgers, low carbs diet, Low carbs recipes, Summer Recipes, Tailgating Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 369 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


  • 2 pounds ground lamb (I use grass fed lamb)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher. Adjust for your diet
  • 1 cup jerk marinade (recipe link in notes section)
  • 1/2 cup jerk BBQ Sauce (recipe link in notes section). Can use up to 1 cup if desired.


  1. Add the ground lamb, (breaking it up into smaller chunks) to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the salt and the jerk marinade. Mix thoroughly until well combined.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and marinade in refrigerator for 2 hours or up to overnight.

2 Hours (or overnight) later, shape the burger patties:

Preheat gas grill 450F to 550F degrees. Leave a section of the grill with indirect heat.

  1. Divide the meat into 8 equal portions.

  2. Shape each portion into a round and then flatten using the palm of your hands. 1/4 inch thickness is best. Use your finger tips to indent the center of the burgers.

    Note: The indentation helps with even cooking.


  1. Once all the lamb burgers are shaped, it's time to grill.

  2. Place the burger patties on the grill over direct heat. Grill the first side 4 to 5 minutes (or until no longer sticking to the grill grates).

  3. Use a grill spatula to flip the burgers when they are no longer sticking to the grill.

  4. Grill for another 4 to 5 minutes.

  5. Now you can baste the burgers generously with the BBQ Jerk Sauce. After basting the first side of the burgers, flip. Baste the second side with more of the sauce.

  6. Flip again, cover the grill and allow to cook for 30 to 60 seconds more.

  7. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve on burger buns with your favorite toppings. I like to serve the burgers without the bun and instead serve with brown rice and beans with salad. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Tutorial Video Available: Jerk BBQ Grilled Lamb Burgers

Tutorial Video For: Jerk Marinade

Tutorial Video For: BBQ Jerk Sauce

Nutritional Facts will vary depending on serving size.

This recipe can use ground beef if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
Jerk BBQ Grilled Lamb Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1207mg52%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 20g40%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.