Mini Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese

Mini Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Are you getting tired of grilling the same old burgers, brats and franks? How about trying healthy lamb burger “sliders” with a little bit of blue cheese? This recipe comes from Cooking Light Way to Cook Grilling: The Complete Visual Guide to Healthy Grilling a terrific how to cookbook that includes techniques on the basics of grilling, setup and food prep.

You’ll learn how to smoke, marinate, brine and more while mastering the art of grilling steaks, burgers, chicken, fish, veggies and even fruit. The cookbook contains over 125 recipes accompanied by full-color how-to photos – perfect for the grilling newbie or just someone who wants to learn how to grill something besides steak!

This mini burgers would make be great to serve at your next party, too!

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Mini Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Mini Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese


  • 1 1⁄4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 2⁄3 cups thinly sliced onion (about 1 large)
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3⁄8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 13 ounces lean ground lamb
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (1.3-ounce) mini sandwich buns, toasted
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese


  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.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat.
  3. Combine remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and lamb in a large bowl. Divide lamb mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1⁄2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in the center of each patty. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Place arugula evenly on bottom halves of buns; top with 1 patty, 11⁄2 tablespoons caramelized onion, and about 3⁄4 teaspoon blue cheese. Cover with top halves of buns.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 8 servings
  • Serving size: 1 slider
  • Calories: 226
  • Calories from Fat: 10.4g
  • Total Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Unsaturated fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 347mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 21.2g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 11.8g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg

Recipe and picture courtesy of Cooking Light and used with permission.

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4 thoughts on “Mini Lamb Burgers with Blue Cheese

  1. Rachel @ The Health Revival

    I do a caramelized onion and blue cheese burger (beef), but I add bacon, and I put the blue cheese INSIDE the burger. Sometimes, I switch up and use Gorgonzola. My husband doesn’t always love the strong flavors of these cheese, so I’m forced to “pull back” on amounts :)

    I love your addition of arugula, as it would add a subtle, peppery flavor. Are these “slider” sized? Thanks for posting – great photo!

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      Rachel, your burgers sound so tempting! MMMMMMM…..

      Yes, these are sliders and would be great for party appetizers or kids who have adventurous tastes. (You could always leave off the blue cheese, of course.)


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