spiced lamb pitas with yogurt sauce

a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

Ground lamb was on sale at ALDI. I bougth some and wanted to make something yummy with it. I'm not a huge fan of ground lamb, but I love this dish with ground chicken! You can make it with whatever ground meat you prefer.

serves 6+
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For spiced lamb pitas with yogurt sauce

  • 1 c
    plain full-fat or low-fat yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 lb
    ground lamb
  • 2/3 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • ground pepper to taste
  • MISC.
  • 6 pitas rounds
  • extra chopped parsley or cilantro (optional)
  • chopped lettuce (optional)
  • sliced cucmbers (optional)
  • sliced tomatoes (optional)
  • diced red onion (optional)

How To Make spiced lamb pitas with yogurt sauce

  • 1
    In a small bow, whisk the yogurt with the lemon juice. Add the 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley and chopped dill. Chill in fridge until ready to use.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, mix together Lamb, bread crumbs, garlic, coriander, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Continue to mix with hands until thoroughly combined.
  • 3
    Pat mixture into twelve 3-inch oval patties (about 1 inch thick). Arrange the patties on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until firm.
  • 4
    Oil the grill grates and preheat the grill.
  • 5
    Grill the patties over medium high heat about seven minutes. Flip the patties and grill for 4 to 6 minutes longer, completely cooked.
  • 6
    While patties are grilling, wrap the pita in aluminum foil and place on an unused portion of the grill or throw in a warm oven until for 5 minutes or so or until warmed through.
  • 7
    Place two lamb patties in pita, drizzle with yogurt sauce and sprinkle with more fresh parsley and fresh veggies of your choice, fold or wrap, and enjoy!
  • 8
    Optional Directions for Rainiy day: Line the bottom of a broiler pan with aluminum foil (makes clean up easier) Then spray top with nonstick cooking spray. Place patties on broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat for about 6 minutes per side or until completely cooked.