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Beef lemongrass sliders

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No bun needed

Whether you’re gluten-free, low-carb or just want to skip the bun, these beef lemongrass sliders are perfect on their own.

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No bun needed

Whether you're gluten-free, low-carb or just want to skip the bun, these beef lemongrass sliders are perfect on their own.

Beef lemongrass

Bold ingredients like lemongrass, turmeric and cayenne pepper infuse these sliders with tons of flavor. Top these beef patties with homemade chili sauce for even more kick.

Beef lemongrass sliders recipe

Adapted from Burma: Rivers of Flavor

Yields about 16 sliders


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass (woody ends and tough outer leaves removed)
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Homemade chili sauce


  1. Place the ground beef in a large bowl and sprinkle with turmeric and cayenne pepper.
  2. In a food processor, combine the shallots, lemongrass, garlic and ginger. Process until it becomes a paste. Add the rice and salt. Pulse several times. Add mixture to the ground beef and thoroughly mix to incorporate the spices and lemongrass paste.
  3. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls about the size of golf balls and then flatten each slightly to form a thick patty.
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef patties and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. (Cook until the sliders have developed a golden crust or until they've reached your desired level of doneness.)
  5. Serve with homemade chili sauce.

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