While not as popular as beef or turkey, lamb creates a very tasty burger. Topped with feta cheese, sliced red onion, and a generous dollop of cumin mayonnaise, these lamb sliders have a decidedly Greek flair. The salty feta is the perfect accompaniment to the meaty lamb. The cumin mayo puts it over the top. They may be little, but these babies pack huge flavor. They were inspired by the Lamb Burger I had at The Breslin, a popular gastropub in New York City.
These sliders were easy to make, with only a few ingredients. I seasoned the lamb patties simply, with just salt and pepper and cooked them to medium-rare on a cast iron grill. Then, I just let the lamb, cheese, and cumin mayo meld together to create the perfect little juicy burgers.
You can also cook these outdoors, on your grill. Yummy!!
Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, Red Onions, and Cumin-Mayonnaise
Yields 6 sliders
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ground cumin, more or less, to taste
1 pound ground lamb
salt and freshly ground pepper
olive oil, as needed
6 thick slices Greek feta cheese
red onion, thinly sliced, to taste
6 mini or “slider” buns (I got the sesame buns at Trader Joe’s)
Preheat cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
Combine the mayonnaise and ground cumin in a bowl. Set aside.
Season lamb with salt (not too much since the feta cheese might be salty) and pepper and shape into 6 mini patties.Brush each of the patties with a little olive oil and cook to your desired temperature, about 2-3 minutes each side for medium-rare depending on thickness, turning once.
While the lamb is cooking on one side of the cast iron pan, place the buns on the other side of the pan to toast.
To assemble the sliders, spread the cumin mayonnaise on the bottom buns. Arrange the lamb patties on top and place a slice of feta cheese on top and garnish with red onions. Serve with extra crispy french fries.