Lamb Sliders

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 sliders
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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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Crazy good flavors here!  I didn't put the cheese inside and I made full size burgers instead of sliders.  I'll be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these about 6 or 7 times.  I have used both cheeses but find the gruyere cheese doesn't melt as much as the swiss.  For that reason I use swiss cheese.  I top them with tzatziki sauce.  Delicious.  I often serve with her orzo salad recipe.   item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are fantastic! I was able to get our 9 yr old to try something new and she loved them. Thanks Giada. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good! i used turkey instead of lamb, and they were still bomb! nice idea for the cheese inside!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious!! My family loved them and they're a hard bunch to please!! Thanks Giada for another winner!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the hit of the party!! Delicious! Kids loved them too. Followed exact recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the BEST sliders I've ever had! Ten stars!!! I followed Giada's recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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