Lamb Sliders

Total Time:
35 min
10 min
5 min
20 min

8 sliders

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 ounces Swiss or gruyere cheese, cut into eight 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 small hamburger or slider buns, such as King's Hawaiian, halved

Place a grill pan over medium-low heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until the shallots are soft, 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat and cool slightly.

Combine the shallot mixture, lamb, cumin, ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Form the mixture into 8 patties each 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Press a cube of cheese into the middle of each patty and form the meat around the cheese to cover. Brush the patties with the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and grill until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Let the patties rest for 2 minutes. Place the patties in the buns and serve.

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    This was so easy to make and super yummy! The burger had such good flavor and the cheese on the inside add a fun little touch!
    These are very delicious sliders. The first time I decided to make them, I made them with chicken and it was amazing. Then, I made it with ground beef and they were equally great. I can't find ground lamb where I live, but hopefully I'll find lamb. I also made them as regular burgers and I used the Kings Hawiian buns. We loved the sweet buns with cumin and I like extra ketchup on my burger. Excellent!
    These were really delicious! I don't like Swiss and my supermarket didn't have Gruyere, so I used Havarti and it worked really well. I would cut down on the salt just a bit, but the rest of the spices were perfectly balanced. A big hit with my whole family.
    These are fantastic! I was able to get our 9 yr old to try something new and she loved them. Thanks Giada.
    good! i used turkey instead of lamb, and they were still bomb! nice idea for the cheese inside!!!!!!!!
    These were delicious!! My family loved them and they're a hard bunch to please!! Thanks Giada for another winner!!
    These were amazing! We have made them twice, once with the cheese (we used Dubliner cheese because we were going to an Irish themed party and once without. Both were outstanding and a hit with guests! We served them on pretzel rolls. Also paired it once with Guinness onions (2 large onions, olive oil, pinch of thyme & cayenne and a bottle of Guinness slowly reduced until caramelized-I just made up the recipe on the fly, which was an awesome compliment to the lamb!
    These were the hit of the party!! Delicious! Kids loved them too. Followed exact recipe.
    These are the BEST sliders I've ever had! Ten stars!!! I followed Giada's recipe exactly.
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