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Lamb Sliders with Blue Cheese

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 38 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 sliders)
Fragrant blue cheese stands up beautifully to lamb in this must-try slider recipe. Prepare it for a festive appetizer or a light main dish. Add arugula to these burgers, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 2/3 cups thinly sliced onion (about 1 large)
  • 3/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 13 ounces lean ground lamb
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (1.3-ounce) mini sandwich buns (such as Pepperidge Farm)
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 452
  • fat 20.8 g
  • satfat 7.5 g
  • monofat 9.5 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 23.5 g
  • carbohydrate 42.3 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 694 mg
  • calcium 136 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sugar to pan; cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat; cook 8 minutes or until tender and browned, stirring occasionally. Keep warm.

  2. Preheat broiler.

  3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and lamb in a large bowl. Divide lamb mixture into 8 equal portions; shape each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; place rack in pan. Broil 6 minutes, turning once after 3 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 3 minutes.

  4. Broil buns, cut sides up, 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top each patty with about 1 1/2 tablespoons caramelized onion and about 3/4 teaspoon blue cheese. Cover with top halves of buns.