This morning I stopped at Major Market where I bought the ground lamb last week for the Lamb Sliders seasoned with Hatch Chile, and they had no ground lamb in their meat case. I rarely do this, but I actually went to the meat cutter and asked for ground lamb! He told me to wait about 20 mintues, and when I came back there were several packages of ground lamb plus a beautiful lamb sirloin roast! (Of course I bought that roast too! Turns out the ground lamb was made from another piece of that same leg of lamb.)
Next I headed over to Trader Joe’s for more of those cute little Mini Hamburger Buns with the sesame seeds on top. Alas, they were out of them! Not to worry, I glanced at a nearby display and found a large square of Tomato and Olive Foccacia Bread. In my minds eye I could see that large square cut up into smaller squares, just the right size for Lamb Sliders!
With 1 lb. of ground lamb, I formed five nice sized patties with my hands, and put them into a skillet to brown. I didn’t mix anything into the meat this time, but seasoned them with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
I sliced off a piece of the Tomato and Olive Foccacia bread about 4 inches wide, and then cut the piece into squares. I sliced each piece through the middle to to make a slider bun, and placed the cut side down on a griddle with a little butter for browning.
We had some leftover cooked green beans in the fridge so I sprinkled those beans with seasoned rice vinegar for a quick Green Bean Salad. Fresh ripe Bartlett pears from my IFBC tour to a pear orchard were chilled in the fridge, and topped off a tasty lunch for The Farmer and me! (Stay tuned — I”ll be telling you about that tour to see pears and endive soon!)