Gluten Free Greek Sliders Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on September 15, 2011

Gluten Free Recipes - Greek Sliders You know what I love most about sliders? The fact that it is perfectly acceptable to eat more than one burger at a time. In fact, it is not only acceptable, it is expected! And I really love it when I can have my sliders on gluten free buns instead of wrapped in a lettuce leaf.

This gluten free recipe puts a Greek spin on the classic burger; ground lamb with crumbled feta and oregano and a quick tzatziki sauce to top it off. I serve the burgers on my amazing Greek slider buns (more about those later!) with the sauce on the side along with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and thin slivers of onion so my guests can doctor up the sliders any way they choose.

Now about those slider buns:

Gluten Free Recipes - Greek Slider Buns

A while ago I received a box filled with all sorts of gluten free goodies from Kinnikinnick. Tucked in there was a package of their Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix. To be honest I didn’t pay much attention to it because when a box is filled with donuts, chocolate cake mix and Oreo style Kinni-toos cookies, bun mix just doesn’t seem that sexy. Well, let me just say this – the bun mix may not be sexy but Oh Boy! is it versatile and what a great workhorse! It makes SOFT rolls and buns – just what you want with a slider. After all no one wants to ruin the taste of a great burger with a hard, crumbly bun that tastes like cardboard. If they don’t currently sell this in your local store, make them! Trust me there are tons of ways to use this easy mix. For my slider buns I added olive oil and oregano to enhance the “Greekness”.

If you want to keep these sliders dairy free, leave the feta out of the burgers and give Maggie’s dairy free tzatziki sauce a try.

By the way – if they don’t sell ground lamb in your grocery store you can always buy a piece of leg or shoulder and ask the butcher to grind it for you. Tell him or her that you are making burgers with it so that you get the right amount of fat; you want most of it trimmed off so the burgers aren’t too fatty but they need to leave some so they don’t end up dry.

I scaled this recipe to make 8 sliders but you can very easily double or triple the recipe for a party.   Opa!

Gluten Free Recipes - Greek Sliders

Gluten Free Greek Sliders Recipe

Ingredients

Greek Sliders

1 pound ground lamb
3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Quick Tzatziki Sauce (recipe follows)
8 Greek Slider Buns (recipe follows)
2 roma or plum tomatoes, sliced
½ hot house cucumber, sliced
¼ small white onion, thinly sliced

Quick Tzatziki Sauce

½ cup Greek yogurt (I use fat free but you can use any kind you like)
¼ cup sour cream (low fat is fine)
½ hot house cucumber, peeled and grated with the large holes on a box grater
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
1 – 2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
Large pinch of kosher or fine sea salt
Large pinch black pepper

Greek Slider Buns

1 cup Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pinch kosher or fine sea salt
1 small pinch black pepper

Directions

Greek Sliders

Combine all ingredients and divide into 8 equal portions. Roll into balls and then flatten into little burgers. Grill on a barbecue or grill pan over medium-high heat for 2 -3 minutes per side. Do not over cook.

Serve the sliders on the Greek Slider Buns with the Quick Tzatziki Sauce and sliced vegetables on the side.

Quick Tzatziki Sauce

Combine all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Can be served right away but is best if refrigerated for at least half an hour. Can be made a day ahead, stir before serving.

Greek Slider Buns

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush 8 cups in a standard muffin pan with olive oil or spray with gluten-free non-stick cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on low to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl once. Increase speed to medium-high and mix for 3 minutes. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups (about 2 tablespoons per cup) and bake for 15 minutes or until the buns are golden brown.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that makes 8 sliders.

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Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy September 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

What an awesome meal! :)

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Carol Kicinski September 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Thank you!

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nicole September 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm

yum! I love sliders too. These look great. I love tzatziki sauce. There is a place by my house that makes it soooo thick I could eat it with a spoon. amazing. I’m not a fan of olives so I love that you didn’t put olives in/on your burgers :-)

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Carol Kicinski September 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I could eat tzatziki sauce all by itself, I love it!

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Maggie September 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I have always loved the looks of sliders. So darn cute! I’ve been at a few weddings where they’re passed around. This recipe is a great twist on a Greek meal. Thanks for linking to my recipe Carol. Much love! xo

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Carol Kicinski September 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I know, I have been to functions where they pass sliders and I can never have them. I was bound and determined to have them in my own home :)

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Alisa Fleming September 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Those are adorable! I’m working on a dairy-free tzatziki as we never do Greek food. My husband doesn’t like ground lamb. Is there another ground meat that you think would sub well in this?

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Carol Kicinski September 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

Sure, a combo of beef and pork would be great too or you could even just do the beef but I think the combo will give you a more rounded flavor if he likes pork. I really want to see the tzatziki sauce you come up with!

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InTolerant Chef September 16, 2011 at 7:41 am

These are just so cute!

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Carol Kicinski September 17, 2011 at 8:06 am

Thanks!

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Kim (Cook It Allergy Free) September 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

These are gorgeous!! I want some of these right now!! I am STARVING!! ;)
xo

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Carol Kicinski September 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

Thank you Kim! Now go eat!!!!

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The Healthy Apple September 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm

These look amazing, Carol; yummy! So excited to see you in a few weeks at the Dallas Gluten-Free Expo! I’m looking forward to meet you.
Have a great weekend.

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Carol Kicinski September 17, 2011 at 8:03 am

Thank you and I am so happy to hear you will be in Dallas – I am super excited to be going! Can’t wait to meet you!

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Elaine L September 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Tried the slider buns tonight and it was a huge hit! There were no leftovers. It was also great that I could make these and we could eat in under 30 minutes (working Mom’s need fast).

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Carol Kicinski September 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks Elaine for letting me know – yes under 30 minutes is great for busy moms!

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