Here's an easy take on sliders that uses pomegranate molasses as a secret ingredient. It's available in Middle Eastern grocery stores and at large, well-stocked supermarkets. It is inexpensive and keeps well and for a long time at room temperature. I usually serve these slider patties with rice or bread, a salad, and one or two vegetable sides.
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound lean ground lamb
1 garlic clove, minced
How to Make It
Combine 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses, mint, and the next 7 ingredients (through garlic); stir to combine. Divide mixture into 16 equal portions; gently shape each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.
Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place patties on a platter; lightly brush patties with remaining 1 tablespoon molasses.
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