Hold Me Closer Tiny Burger

You know what’s awesome about sliders? They’re just tiny versions of something tasty! Sliders have such mass appeal that next to the regular hamburger and hot dog buns, you can now purchase tiny buns too. Sliders are a great way to portion control and also stretch your budget. You can make a pound of ground anything or a slab of tuna or salmon go farther and feed more folks.

These sliders are made of lamb–a great source of protein and iron–and are topped with an equally Greek-inspired tzatziki sauce. You get two recipes for the price of one today!

As always, if you make this or anything else please email me or hit me up on the interwebs so I know how much you liked it. Our Facebook friends can also post their own pictures and I guarantee your photography is probably better than mine…

Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki
–1 lb. ground lamb
–garlic, minced
–small onion, minced
–salt and pepper
–1 egg
–1 cup mixed greens
–12 wheat slider buns

Tzatziki Sauce
–2 cups greek yogurt
–garlic, minced
–1 small cucumber, diced
–1/4 cup of shredded mint leaves, stems removed
–1 tsp olive oil
–2 tsp lemon juice
–pinch of salt

Place the ground lamb, garlic, onion, and egg in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and then use hands to mix. It will feel super gross but trust me, mixing this up with your hands is better than using a spoon.

Form the ground lamb mixture into 12 equally sized patties. Fire up the grill and cook the sliders for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to desired doneness. Hey, who am I to judge how rare or well done you like your meat? I do, however, highly recommend that you toast your buns…

In a separate mixing bowl combine the tzatziki ingredients.

Place each slider on a toasted bun. Top each burger with some mixed greens and a dollop of tzatziki sauce. Happy grilling!

Dammit Jim, I’m a cook, not a doctor…
Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12 sliders
Calories: 217 calories per slider

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  • By Toasty Buns=Tasty Brunch on August 5, 2011 at 3:51 am

    […] surely bestowing upon me. Thank you! But speaking seriously, the only thing that goes better with tiny buns than sliders is surely french toast slathered with fresh fruit compote. Plus, slider buns are about 100 calories […]

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