Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce

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Adapted from: Steven Raichlen via Food and Wine and Martha Stuart


Makes 10-12 sliders


For Sauce:

½ cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated (3/4 cup)

½ cup plain yogurt

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped

1 small garlic clove, minced

Salt and pepper

Mini burger buns


For Sliders:

1 ½ pounds ground lamb

1 small onion, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

3 tablespoons mint, finely chopped

3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Olive oil, for brushing




romaine lettuce leaves

thin tomato slices

paper-thin red onion slices




Make tzatziki: 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Make Sliders:

  1. In a medium bowl, lightly knead the ground lamb with the onion, garlic, mint, parsley and 1 scant teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  2. Shape the meat into 10-12 small patties about ½ inch thick, and transfer them to a plate lined with plastic wrap. Lightly brush the burgers with olive oil.
  3. Preheat grill. Brush the grate with olive oil.
  4. Grill the lamb burgers for about 6 minutes, turning once, for medium meat.
  5. Set the burgers on buns and top them with the lettuce, tomato, onion and a spoonful of tzatziki sauce. 


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