BBQ Lamb and Maple Burgers

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BBQ Lamb and Maple Burgers
5 portions


For the lamb and maple burgers

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 3 tbsp whisky
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & pepper

For the maple BBQ sauce

  • 250g tomato sauce (or one can)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp maple vinegar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tbsp paprika 
  • ½ tbsp onion powder 
  • ½ tbsp salt 
  • ½ tbsp black pepper 
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper 

To serve

  • 5 brioche buns
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • Lettuce broken into leaves


For the maple BBQ sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat.
  2. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until thick and glossy, then transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator.

For the burgers

  1. To make the burgers, add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well by hand.
  2. Shape the mixture into 5 even patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Cook the patties on preheated BBQ for around 2 – 3 minutes per side.
These homemade lamb burgers are perfect for BBQ season, but can also be enjoyed by cooking in the oven. Juicy and flavourful, the patties are infused with whisky and Canadian maple syrup, then grilled for additional smoky flavour.

If you like the look of this lamb burger recipe, make sure to browse the rest of our lamb recipes.

Chef’s tip: to ensure the burger patties don’t stick, oil the meat before placing on the BBQ.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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