Cast Iron

Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, Red Onions, and Cumin Mayonnaise

October  4, 2022
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes 6 sliders
Author Notes

These lamb sliders were inspired by the Lamb Burger I had at The Breslin in NYC, the gastropub owned by British chef, April Bloomfield. The salty feta is the perfect accompaniment to the meaty lamb. It's deliciously simple, yet hearty, just like what you'd expect at any London pub. —daisyt13

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin, more or less, to taste
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • olive oil, as needed
  • 6 thick slices Greek feta cheese
  • red onion, thinly slice, to taste
  • 6 mini or "slider" buns
  1. Preheat cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise and ground cumin in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Season lamb with salt (not too much since the feta cheese might be salty) and pepper and shape into 6 mini patties.Brush each of the patties with a little olive oil and cook to your desired temperature, about 2-3 minutes each side for medium-rare depending on thickness, turning once.
  4. While the lamb is cooking on one side of the cast iron pan, place the buns on the other side of the pan to toast.
  5. To assemble the sliders, spread the cumin mayonnaise on the bottom buns. Arrange the lamb patties on top and place a slice of feta cheese on top and garnish with red onions. Serve with extra crispy french fries.
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14 Reviews

Christopher January 23, 2016
In preparation for these I couldn't pass on the mini baguettes at the store. So... I cut a mine baguette in 3 and made these with that. Soooo good.
cakeshopok January 27, 2015
Best lamb sliders I've ever had. Better than any restaurant. I made my own slider buns this morning because the only ones I could find in my little town were full of lots of things I don't want in my system. (Recipe from King Arthur flour) Next time I'll make the slider buns a little larger and the lamb patties a little smaller. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
Shalini December 8, 2013
Wow I am so hungry looking at these. Must make this week!
Glitterpunk87 May 19, 2013
I made these for my husband's birthday, as he requested "something simple on the grill." These were dynamite. Only variations were cooking on a gas grill and adding chopped kalamata olives to the toppings. My husband claims they are the best burgers he's ever eaten and wants them again tomorrow. Can't beat those raves. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
daisyt13 June 3, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to let me know, Glitterpunk87. Nice idea to add olives!

Bradfl11 January 13, 2013
I made these tonight, they were so delicious. The cumin mayo is officially my new favorite condiment. I used the full 2 teaspoons of cumin and was literally licking it off the spoon. So happy with this recipe, I will definitely be making these again.
DAVILCHICK September 30, 2012
Made this last delish and easy and completely satisfying in every way! It's gonna be very hard to go back to regular burgers. ;)
daisyt13 October 1, 2012

Thanks for your comment. Nice to hear that you enjoyed the lamb burgers. Easy and delish, right?

DAVILCHICK October 2, 2012
Phenomenal. The recipe is now traveling around our FB circle of friends. Ellis, my hubby, threw in some Penzey's Turkish Seasoning but just so he could say he 'made' the sliders. :)
daisyt13 September 19, 2012
Thanks D_Ellen and DianeZ for your wonderful comments! I love this recipe. It's so simple, but so delicious!

D_Ellen September 17, 2012
I made this yesterday and they turned out great! I decided to make two regular sized burgers and since I couldn't find slices of feta at the market I bought the crumbled kind and put it in the middle of the burger to create feta-stuffed lamb burgers. Other than that I followed the recipe to a T and was so pleased with the results! Thanks!
DianeZ September 15, 2012
I tested this, and loved it so much I had it 3 days in a row. I actually was alone, so bought a pound of lamb, and made 3 separate burgers from it. I added some arugula the 2nd night, just to get some veggies. The mayo is wonderful, and I also crumbled feta on it. The red onion really adds a good sharp taste. I also purchased Telera sandwich rolls the 2nd night. (they are a Mexican sandwich roll) which was fantastic.I can't wait to make this for my husband!
daisyt13 August 8, 2012
Hi, Lori!

Thanks for the warm welcome and thanks for testing my recipe. I hope you enjoyed it.

lorigoldsby August 7, 2012
I tested this for the community pick nominations...The cumin scented mayo is a very nice condiment for the lamb burgers. Don't know why I hadn't thought of it before! We do lamb burgers a couple of times a month. I probably used a Tablespoon of fresh cumin. Our group preferred crumbling the feta...unless you are a super fan of feta, the thick slab is a little overpowering. we served it with a side of garden cukes with greek yogurt and fresh dill. Looking forward to more of your recipes. welcome to food52, good luck with the CP nomination!