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Leftover Lamb Recipe: Lamb Sliders

Leftover Lamb Recipe, lamb garnished with pickled red onions

Mary had a little leftover lamb—and made some awesome sliders.

OK, I know that’s not how the nursery rhyme goes, but trust me, Mary was missing out. If you can’t finish the Rotisserie Boneless Leg of Lamb recipe, don’t worry, I’m going to talk you through what to do with your leftover lamb.

My love of sandwiches has been extensively documented on this site, so it’ll come as no surprise to you that my go-to for leftover leg of lamb is a slider dish. Deeply flavorful, with a bright tart garnish, this slider is perfect for a warm spring day.

The real star of this recipe is the sauce. Influenced by the flavors of Greece, it is the perfect compliment to thinly sliced lamb. It’s a great recipe to serve at a a backyard cocktail party, your Memorial Day barbecue, or any where you want effortless sophistication that doesn’t skimp on flavor. The best part? This sandwich invites customization. Don’t like feta? Leave it off. Love the crisp mint flavor? Add a bit more to the sauce! My lamb slider recipe is meant to inspire you.

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Lamb Slider Recipe

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 15 mins.
Ingredients
2 lbs thinly sliced leg of lamb
8 slider rolls
Pickled red onions
16 Oz. crumbled feta cheese

Sauce:
1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Zest from one lemon
2 tbsp cucumber, finely diced
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Step-by-Step Instructions for Lamb Slider Recipe

Step 1: In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce, whisk together thoroughly, and set aside.

Step 2: Separate slider rolls and place 4 ounces of thinly sliced boneless leg of lamb on each bottom bun.

Step 3: Top boneless leg of lamb with desired amount of feta, pickled red onions, and sauce. As you all know, I love cheese, so I tend to go heavy on the feta here. If you’re looking for a brighter flavor, play around with the proportions of pickled red onions and sauce you use.

Leftover Lamb Recipe lamb sandwiches

Step 4: Top with top bun, serve.

Leftover Lamb Recipe, lamb sliders on a platter

Lamb is a wonderful ingredient to work with, and combining it with a bright mint yogurt sauce and pickled red onions really compliment the flavors of leftover leg of lamb. So quick and easy you won’t even need to turn on the oven, this is the ideal on-the-go recipe. Make these sliders the next time you’re planning an outdoor lunch and watch how quickly they’re gobbled up.

Make this Lamb Sliders recipe:

Lamb Slider Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs thinly sliced leg of lamb
  • 8 slider rolls
  • pickled red onions to individual taste to taste
  • 16 oz crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Sauce
  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 2 tbsp cucumber finely diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce, whisk together thoroughly and set aside.

  2. Separate slider rolls and place 4 ounces of sliced boneless leg of lamb on each bottom bun.

  3. Top boneless leg of lamb with desired amount of feta, pickled red onions, and sauce.

  4. Top with top bun, serve.