Middle Eastern-Style American Lamb Sliders with Yogurt Sauce

Prep Time:
15 mins.
Cook Time:
10 mins.


1 pound ground American Lamb

¼ cup finely chopped onion

¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

1 tablespoon fresh finely chopped parsley

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

Pinch ground coriander

1 garlic clove, minced

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)


Yogurt Sauce


¾ cup plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat or 2%)

½ cup reduced fat sour cream

½ cup grated English cucumber (well drained of liquid)

1 garlic clove, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint or parsley

8 slider buns

1 cup organic baby spinach leaves


  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 a large bowl, combine the lamb, onion, red bell pepper, parsley, cumin, oregano, coriander, garlic, red pepper flakes, 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, spread about 1-2 tablespoons 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.



Photo & Recipe: American Lamb Board

Categories: American Lamb, Ground Lamb, Lamb