If you like Greek food you will love these lamb sliders. If you like garlic, mint, cilantro flavors you will love these. Every time I just talk about these sliders I start to droll.
Imagine a warm patty, with mint, cilantro, garlic and yogurt sauce on top. This is one of my favorite “burgers” on top of the turkey burger.
You will need ground lamb for the recipe, your regular grocery store may not carry it but you can always find it at Whole Foods or your local butcher.
I found this recipe on Once Upon A Chef and adjusted a little to my own taste. These sliders are incredible tender and juicy and that is due to the bread and milk paste that is mixed into the ground meat. You can’t taste it but it guarantees perfect burgers every time, especially if you like your meat a little more well-done or if you accidentally overcook them.
Greek Lamb Sliders “Biftekia” with Yogurt Sauce
Yields: 12 sliders enough for 4-6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 5 minutes
Greek Lamb Sliders “Biftekia”
1 slice white bread, crust removed and cut into ¼” pieces
2 tbsp milk
¼ cup finely chopped shallots (1 shallot)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp dried oregano
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 ½ lbs ground lamb
½ cup of plain yogurt, preferable Greek style yogurt
1 tsp of dried dill
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp of olive oil
1tsp of lemon juice
Be sure grill is clean and preheat to high.
Combine bread pieces and milk in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until paste forms. Add shallots, garlic, mint, cilantro, oregano, salt, pepper and mix well. Add lamb, then use your hand to mix ingredients together until well combined. Do not over mix. Form mixture into 12 patties about ½-inch thick.
Place sliders on patties and put some yogurt sauce in between.
Grease grill. Grill patties, covered, for 2 minutes. Turn, cover again, and cook for about 2 minutes more.
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