October 3, 2019

American Lamb Kofta Flatbread


Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

60 min



lamb loin chops with cucumber mint salad and sweet and smoky tahini


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, minced finely
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 6 large flatbreads
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Arugula
  • 1/2 large red onion, quick pickled (thinly sliced red onions tossed in 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice)
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh black pepper

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, small diced
  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)


Soak wooden skewers in water (if using). 

Tear up the bread; pulse in a blender to small pieces. Alternatively, chop finely. 

In a bowl, combine bread, lamb, egg, onion, cilantro, garlic, pepper, cumin, garam masala, salt, curry and cayenne; mix with hands thoroughly. Form into kebabs around wooden skewers (if no grill is available meatballs can also be used and cook faster in a pan). 

Grill until cooked through and little to no pink remains (they will continue cooking once removed for a few minutes). 

Grill flatbreads, flipping once, until toasted well. 

Cut up kebabs into bite-sized pieces. Top flatbreads with tzatziki, kofta meat, cherry tomatoes, arugula, red onions and feta cheese. Finish with fresh black pepper. 

For Tzatziki Sauce: In a bowl, mix together cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. Adjust seasoning to preferred taste.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest


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