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Lamb is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin B-12, niacin, zinc and a good source of iron. Look for Colorado lamb at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state. Each month the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown in the state.

Middle Eastern Lamb Sliders
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Douglas County School District

1 lb. Ground Lamb
1-1/2 Cups Bulgur Wheat
1/4 Tsp. Ground Smoked Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Allspice
1 Tbsp. Mint, dried and crushed
1 Tbsp. Fresh Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
1 Small Onion, grated
8 Mini Hawaiian Buns, lightly grilled or toasted
1/2 Cup Plain Hummus
4 Leaves Romaine Lettuce
1/2 Cucumber, sliced thin
2 Roma Tomato, cut into 8 slices
1/2 Cup Goat Cheese Crumbles

Soak bulgur wheat in hot water for 10 minutes, drain well, and squeeze out excess water. In large stainless bowl mix lamb, bulgur wheat and seasonings and knead together. Add grated onion and mix well. Portion into approximately 2.5oz mini burgers, wrap and hold for cooking. Using an outdoor grill, cook the lamb sliders until desired temperature. Layer the toasted Hawaiian buns with hummus, lettuce, 2 tomato slices, 2 cucumber slices, 1 lamb slider and 1 Tbsp. crumbled goat cheese. Serve with marinated Greek olives.

Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.

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