Lamb Sliders {with Caramelized Onions & Tzatziki}

by Lauren


Well that looks like a lonely slider. It once had seven other siblings, but we gobbled them up pretty darn quick.

I thought this was an appropriate pre-Father’s Day post. Most dad’s like burgers. I know mine does.

Are you pulling out the barbeque for this holiday? You should. Dads also like barbeques because they usually involve meat. Meat is a dad thing too.


My dad eats little to no carbs these days and he doesn’t like vegetables (except peas), so really, he just eats meat. These are right up his alley, except he’d wrap them in lettuce instead of bread.

Your dad would love these little burgers too! You should make them for him. They are so flavorful and unique. You’ll impress everyone with your fancy, gourmet, mini burger but little do they know they were so simple to whip to up.


Happy (almost) Father’s Day Dad!

SO sorry I ate all the burgers. I do promise other delicious foods on Sunday though. You deserve a large steak and possibly some crab legs.


P.S. Goat cheese would be a totally perfect substitute for gruyere. Go wild, it’s Dad’s day and he’ll love you for it!


Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki


1 1/4 lb. ground lamb

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoon dijon mustard

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 ounces gruyere cheese

1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon butter


In a large bowl, combine ground lamb with garlic, Dijon mustard, cumin, parsley, salt and pepper. Form into 8 small patties (about 3 inches wide). Melt butter in sauté pan and add sliced onions. Let cook on low heat for about 30 minutes stirring occasionally, until caramelized.

Brush patties with olive oil, cook on hot grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, adding the cheese to the second side. Place patties on bun, top with onions and spinach, slather top with tzatziki (recipe below), and place on top of burger.

Tzatziki Recipe

1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded

1 tablespoon salt

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced

Pinch freshly ground black pepper


Grate cucumber and place in fine mesh strainer, sprinkle with salt to draw out water and let strain for 20 minutes. Combine strained cucumber with remaining ingredients in a small bowl.


From the Little Yellow Kitchen,


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One Comment to “Lamb Sliders {with Caramelized Onions & Tzatziki}”

  1. Ahhh I lloooove that sauce! My Stepdad would love these too, he’s a gyro fiend.