Mini ‘Opa’ Sliders

August 6, 2012 by Kenmore

Celebrate the Mediterranean style of cooking with these mini burgers made with lamb, mint and olive tapenade.


preparation time
1 mins

cook time




2 pounds leg of lamb ground

1 tablespoons mint

1 tablespoons parsley

1 small onion

1 clove garlic

10 small hamburger buns or rolls

0.75 pounds Kalamata olives

3 ounces capers

2 anchovy filets

5 sprigs thyme

0.25 teaspoons red pepper crushed

1 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Olive Tapenade

Chop olives, capers, anchovies and thyme well; mix in small bowl, adding mustard and red pepper. Or combine all ingredients and blend in a food processor. Chill until ready to serve.


Place mint, parsley, onion and garlic in food processor and pulse until it forms a paste; set aside. Hand-mix the lamb, salt and pepper, and form mixture into 3-ounce patties. Spread herb/onion paste on rolls. Fry patties over medium-high heat for approximately 2 minutes per side; place on rolls and top with Olive Tapenade.


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