Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
38 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Preheat broiler.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

AmiNan's Review

February 04, 2010
These were fantastic! Used shallots & mushrooms instead of onions and served with roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts on the side. Also picked up some pan de sal for the bread - a perfect touch!

EllenDeller's Review

January 04, 2010
Nice idea to pair lamb with blue cheese and carmelized onions. I could not find the small buns, so we had larger burgers (which was fine). I skipped the olive oil and used reduced-fat blue cheese to cut fat and calories. We also added fresh spinach and roasted red peppers to the sandwiches. Served with the CL lemon-herb orzo, a tomato and kalmata olive salad in balsamic dressing, and some broiled asparagus. Very satisfying.