Lamb Sliders with Blue Cheese

Lamb Sliders with Blue Cheese Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
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.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 sliders)

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Recipe Time

Total: 38 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

January 2010
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