Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce

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Sliders are awesome because you don’t have to commit to eating an entire burger, but you can eat 5 in a row and still call it diet food because they’re so teeny.

These lamb sliders pair perfectly with cool tzatziki sauce (I made a lazy version of this) and it turned out great even though I didn’t measure anything and used dried dill instead of fresh.

Feta and olives would’ve taken these sliders to the next level but unfortunately I didn’t think that far ahead when I went to the grocery store. This is why everyone should have backup olives in their fridge in case of lamb slider emergencies!

Recipe: makes 12 sliders

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1tbsp olive oil (or grapeseed)
  • 12 slider buns
  • tzatziki sauce (link above)
  • feta & olives, optional

 

  1. Mix together lamb, onion, bread crumbs, and spices in a bowl.
  2. Put your cast iron/frying pan onto your stove on medium-high heat with some oil.
  3. While you’re waiting for the pan to heat up, shape the meat mixture into 12 patties. Put a little donut-like dent in the middle so it doesn’t puff up too much while cooking (Thanks Rachael Ray).
  4. The patties should sizzle when they hit the pan. They take approximately 3-4 minutes to cook on each side.
  5. While you’re waiting for the patties to cook, slice the buns and get ready to grill them on the pan when the patties are all done.
  6. When the patties are done, place the buns cut-side down on the hot pan for a minute just until they’re golden.

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