Middle Eastern Style Lamb Sliders with Yogurt Sauce

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Middle Eastern Style Lamb Sliders with Yogurt Sauce

Tasty lamb sliders featuring ground American lamb seasoned with Middle Eastern flavors and served with a cool yogurt sauce and fresh baby spinach on toasted slider buns

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground American Lamb
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 TBS fresh finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • For Yogurt Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt (nonfat or 2%)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated English cucumber (well drained of liquid)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 TBS fresh chopped mint or parsley
  • 8 slider buns
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. To make the yogurt sauce: Combine the drained, grated cucumber, Greek yogurt, sour cream, garlic, salt and pepper, and mint or parsley in a small bowl. Put in refrigerator while you prepare the burgers to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. To make the burgers: In large bowl, combine the American lamb, onion, red bell pepper, parsley, cumin, oregano, coriander, garlic, red pepper flakes (if using), salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine.
  3. Divide meat mixture evenly into 8 balls and shape into small patties. Heat indoor grill pan coated with some olive oil cooking spray on med-high heat. When pan is hot, add the burgers and cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F.
  4. Remove burgers to a platter and keep warm. Toast slider buns in same pan you cooked the burgers in.
  5. To assemble burgers: Remove yogurt sauce from refrigerator. Line up toasted bun bottoms on a platter. Spread about 1-2 TBS of yogurt sauce onto each bun bottom, top with burger, then a few baby spinach leaves and then the top of the bun. Secure with picks, if desired. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 sliders

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Total time: 25 mins.

Tags: American lamb, lamb, sliders, Middle Eastern, yogurt, cucumber, garlic, meat


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