Turkish American Lamb Slider with Labneh


June 27, 2022

Recipe provided by Climbing Grier Mountain, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Turkish American Lamb Slider with Labneh | American Lamb).


1/2 tsp Ground oregano

1/2 tsp Ground cumin

1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon

1 cloves Garlic, minced

1 tbsp Fresh mint, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp Ground pepper

1 1/2 lbs Ground American lamb

1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil

3/4 cup Labneh

1 tbsp Clarified butter

2 tbsp Hot chili paste (sambal oelek)

2 tsp Unseasoned rice vinegar

1 tsp Honey

12 Slider buns

Arugula, garnish

Shallot rounds, sliced, garnish


1In a large bowl combine oregano, cumin, cinnamon, garlic clove, mint, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Next, add in the ground lamb and 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil. Using your hands work the spices into the lamb until well combined. Be careful to not overmix.

2Shape the meat into 12 (2-inch sliders) patties of equal thickness. Next, preheat a cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp of clarified butter to the skillet followed by 3 to 4 sliders. Cook the sliders for about 3 minutes per side or until desired temperature is reached. Remove the sliders from the skillet and place on a plate to rest. Repeat process with remaining patties adding more clarified butter as needed until all have been cooked.

3Next, in a small bowl combine chili paste, unseasoned rice vinegar, and honey. Take 1/2 tbsp of labneh and spread it on 12 bottoms buns followed by 1/2 tsp of the chili sauce and arugula. Place a lamb patty on top the arugula followed by shallot rounds. Take another 1/2 tbsp labneh and spread it on 12 top buns followed by 1/2 tsp chili sauce. Place the top bun over the lamb patty and serve. Repeat process until all lamb sliders have assembled. Serve and enjoy!