Make your next summer cookout a hit with something new and delicious on the menu!Lamb meat is a tasty, nutritious red meat that comes from sheep. By processing lamb meat early on, between 4 and 6 months, it remains true-to-taste, thus preventing it from becoming its sister meat, mutton, which delivers a gamier, earthier flavor. Lamb is versatile and easy to cook with, making it a delicious choice for any meal time. The fun part about cooking with lamb is all the different options you have in terms of recipes.
There are the traditional ones to choose from, like roast and lamb shoulder, which are always a hit! But if you are looking to surprise your friends and family at your next summer cookout, you should consider a lamb dish that is a treat for everyone. Who doesn’t like a good burger, right? Well lamb sliders are something that will “wow” your guests, and they are easy to make!
Pair them with your favorite summertime side dishes, like a cool and tangy slaw and a summer salad with strawberries and mandarin oranges! You can also whip up a homemade lemonade to wash it all down with! Continue reading to learn how to make delicious, succulent lamb meat sliders that your whole family will love!
The Recipe Calls For:
🥄 20 Minutes Preparation Time
🥄 7 Hours Cook Time
🥄 Slow Cooker
🥄 2 ¼ Pounds Boneless Leg of Lamb, Trimmed of Fat
🥄 1 Medium Onion, Cut in ¼ Inch Pieces
🥄 1 Cup Barbeque Sauce of Choice
🥄 1 Large Cucumber, Seeded and Cut into ¼ Inch Pieces
🥄 1 Large Carrot, Peeled and Shredded
🥄 1 Cup Pitted Prunes (optional)
🥄 ½ Cup Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt
🥄 2 Tbsps. Cider Vinegar
🥄 1 Tbsp. Fresh Dill, Chopped
🥄 ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
🥄 20 Slider Buns, Lightly Toasted (whole wheat recommended)
Be sure you start early in the day since the recipe will cook in your slow cooker for up to 7 hours. If you are planning an afternoon cookout, you will need to plan accordingly. You can even start the recipe the night before! You can use any sauce and slider bread you like, but it is recommended to use an all-natural barbeque sauce and whole wheat sliders.
Thoroughly combine the lamb meat, barbecue sauce, onion, carrot, prunes (if you choose), salt, and pepper in your slow cooker. Set it on LOW for 7 hours (or until tender).
In a separate bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt, and pepper. Then set it aside in the refrigerator.
After 7 hours, check the lamb meat to see if it is tender. You should be able to pull it apart with a fork. When it is ready, shred the meat using two forks at a time.
Place ½ cup of shredded lamb meat on each slider. Top with a generous dollop of your cucumber yogurt condiment. ENJOY!