Gourmet Ballpark Food

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Th Rockies Home Opener is Friday!  The Colorado Chefs Association  shows us how to take ballpark food and step it up a notch!  Chef Aran Essig and Apprentice Jessica Rosales presented some delicious Colorado Lamb Sliders and gave us the recipe!

Colorado Lamb Sliders with Vegetable Relish

Lamb Slider Patties: Yields 1 dozen sliders

2 LB Colorado Ground Lamb

4 Oz  Yellow Onion Small Dice

1 TBS Garlic Chopped

2 Oz  Sundried Tomato Chopped

2 TBS Fresh Parsley Chopped

4 Oz  Feta Cheese Crumbled

1 tsp Fresh Oregano Chopped

½ tsp Cracked Black Pepper

1 tsp Kosher Salt



1 Dozen  Slider Buns

4 Oz  Butter

2 TBS Pesto

3 each Roma Tomatoes

2 Oz  Fresh Spinach

4 Oz  Chevre Cheese

  1. Sauté the Yellow Onion and garlic. Chill
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Form into 2.75 oz Patties
  4. Cook to 155 degrees
  5. Serve with Vegetable Relish, Fresh Sliced Tomato, Chevre Cheese, Spinach on Slider Buns toasted with Pesto Butter

Vegetable Relish

Yields 1 Lb of Relish

3 Oz  Red Onion

3 Oz Celery

3 Oz Cucumber

2 Oz Bell Pepper

2 Oz Carrot

2 Oz Zucchini

2 Oz Yellow Squash

1/3 cup Salt

1 cup Tarragon Vinegar

1 cup Sugar

3 each Garlic Cloves

1 Tsp Mustard Seed

1/2 Tsp Turmeric

1 oz  Fresh Dill


  1. Wash and Small Dice all the vegetables.
  2. Allow to sit in refrigeration overnight.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and press out any water.
  4. Bring vinegar, sugar, garlic, mustard seed, and turmeric to a boil in a stainless steel pot.
  5. Add the diced vegetables and heat just till mixture returns to a boil. Remove from heat, add dill.
  6. Allow vegetables to chill overnight in the liquid.
  7. Strain and served chilled.
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