October 3, 2019

American Lamb Kofta Flatbread

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Recipe Provided By
"The Adventure Bite"
Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

60 min

Servings

6

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Serving

  • 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)

Directions

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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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.
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