Barbecue Lamb Sliders

  • Yield 10 servings

Lean lamb is a great choice for these barbecue sandwiches.

Ingredients

2 1/4 pounds leg of lamb, trimmed of fat
1 medium onion, cut in 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup all-natural barbecue sauce
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (1 cup)
1 cup pitted prunes
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Cucumber Topping:
1 large cucumber
2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the lamb, onion, barbecue sauce, carrots, prunes, vinegar, and salt to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low until the lamb is tender, 7 hours.
  2.  While the lamb is cooking, peel the cucumber, slice in half lengthwise, and remove seeds with a spoon. Cut into ¼-inch pieces.
  3.  In a bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper to taste and set aside in the refrigerator.
  4. When the meat is done, use two forks to pull the mixture into shredded pieces. Divide the lamb evenly between the slider buns and serve with cucumber topping.

Recipe courtesy of the Tri-Lamb Group

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