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Mini Lamb Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 sliders

My husband loves this recipe for mini lamb burgers. They're great for a light dinner or a hearty appetizer. Ground lamb makes really flavorful sliders, but you can use ground beef if you prefer. —Evelyn Rothwell, Los Angeles, California
Mini Lamb Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 8 Hawaiian sweet rolls, halved
  • Fresh arugula, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, maple syrup and mustard; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, salt and pepper. Crumble lamb over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter until tender. Add vinegar; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, cook patties in remaining oil and butter over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  4. Spread mayonnaise mixture over roll bottoms; top each with a burger and onion mixture and if desired, arugula. Replace roll tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 400 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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