Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Yogurt on Pita

This Middle Eastern lamb recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen in 20 minutes and dreaming about a trip to Beirut once you taste all of the delicious flavors!

Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Yogurt on Pita

Middle Eastern Lamb Patties



Yogurt Dressing:

1 cup plain full-fat or low-fat yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped herbs (we used mint, dill and cilantro)

Kosher salt to your liking

Lamb Patties:

1 pound ground lamb

1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 1 large clove)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon hot paprika

1 teaspoons kosher salt

Pita Bread:

4 to 6 pita bread rounds



For the sauce:

In a small bowl mix the yogurt with the lemon juice. Stir in the chopped herbs, season with salt and refrigerate until you are ready to use.

lamb yogurt

For the patties and pita:

  1. In a medium bowl, use your hands to mix together all of the ingredients not including the pita. Form twelve 3-inch patties (about 1 inch thick). Arrange the patties on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.
  2. Preheat a grill or skillet for at least 10 minutes and prepare it for grilling over moderately high heat.
  3. Grill patties until brown about 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Warm pita bread in microwave for 20 seconds or oven for a couple minutes.
  5. Place 2 or 3 patties in each pita, spoon some of the yogurt sauce on top and serve with herbs.

Recipe inspired by epicurious.com.

Travel Wide. Eat Well. Live Your Passion.

Sarah + Monty


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