Whip up these Lamb Sliders as an easy appetizer that everyone will love! They’re made with lamb, spices, a herby yogurt sauce, and topped with roasted peppers and onions. Serve them on a toasted brioche bun for appetizer perfection!
Thanks to our friends at the American Lamb Board for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Roasted Peppers and Onions:
Start off by getting your bell peppers and red onions roasting in the oven. Toss them in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper for flavor. Then, start cooking your sliders!
How to make Lamb Sliders:
Start by mixing your ground American lamb meat with your seasonings. Make sure to buy lamb that’s been produced locally in the U.S. for great flavor and quality. By purchasing locally, you can directly support your local producers! Not to mention that American lamb brings a big, bold flavor to the table -win win! Shape the meat into patties, and cook them in a pan on the stovetop. Easy peasy!
Be sure not to make the patties too thick, and use a lid over your pan while cooking. This will help ensure that they get cooked through in the centers. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. The USDA recommends that lamb reaches an internal temperature of 160° F.
Make your Herby Yogurt Sauce:
This sauce comes together in minutes in your food processor! You’ll need greek yogurt, fresh parsley, lemon juice and zest, salt, pepper, and oregano.
Blitz everything together, adding a bit of olive oil as needed to help it come together. Taste the sauce, and adjust any seasonings as desired. This can be made up to a few days ahead and stored in the fridge.
Serving your Lamb Sliders:
Toast your brioche buns in the oven for a few minutes – toasted buns are THE best – then pile on the toppings! We’ve got our roasted peppers and onions, the herby yogurt sauce, a bed of fresh arugula – and of course, the star of the show. Our lamb patties!
These sliders are easy to make and so delicious – they’ll fly off the plates anytime you serve them. Cooking with American lamb doesn’t need to be complicated or intimidating; it can be as simple as these delicious, juicy sliders!
Recipe Yield: You can cut this recipe in half or double it to yield your desired quantity of sliders.
Make Ahead Tips: The peppers and onions can be made 1-2 days ahead and reheated when ready to serve. The yogurt sauce can be made 1-3 days ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to use.
For help sourcing locally-produced lamb, visit American Lamb’s website and use their “where to buy” page – linked here.
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Lamb Sliders with Herby Yogurt Sauce and Roasted Peppers
For the Roasted Peppers & Onions
- 2 large green bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1/2 a large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
For the Herby Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 large handfuls fresh parsley
- 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp oregano
For the Lamb Slider Patties
- 1 lb ground American lamb
- 4 large cloves garlic
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- brioche buns, toasted
- lettuce or arugula
- Make the Herb Yogurt Sauce: Add all yogurt sauce ingreients to your food processor and pulse to combine. Add a bit more olive oil as needed to help it come together. Pop this into the fridge until ready to serve.
- Roast the Peppers & Onions: Preheat your oven to 425° F. Toss the peppers, onions, olive oil, salt, and pepper together well on a large baking sheet. Roast for 18-24 minutes, turning halfway through, until roasty and tender. Set aside.
- Make the Lamb Patties: While your veggies are roasting, start the lamb sliders. Combine the lamb meat, garlic, spices, and olive oil in a bowl and gently stir to combine. Don't overmix. Divide this mixture into 8-10 small patties, flattening them just a bit. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and cook the patties in batches, about 2-3 minutes per side. Use a lid over your pan to help contain the heat so the patties cook through in the middle. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. USDA recommends that ground lamb reaches an internal temperature of 160° F.
- Serve + Store: Assemble your sliders - add a handful of greens to a toasted bun, then add a slider patty, a spoonful of the yogurt sauce, and top with the roasted veggies. Dig in!Store leftover slider patties in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
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