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October 29, 2019

American Lamb Sfiha


Recipe Provided By
"Cosette's Kitchen"
Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

8 min

Total Time

28 min


10 to 12 flatbreads

American Lamb Sfiha


  • 1 pound ground American Lamb
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • 1 pound pizza-type dough


In a large bowl, combine lamb, onion, tomato, yogurt, molasses, salt, allspice, cinnamon and pepper; set aside. 

Position oven rack to 2nd from top; place a sheet of foil on the rack below to catch any drips. Set to broil. 

Flour a large surface well. Using a rolling pin, flatten a 1/3 cup-size portion of dough until flat and round enough to fit an 8-inch nonstick pan. (A larger pan can be used; adjust portion of dough to fit accordingly.) Place dough round in pan on medium-low heat; scoop a few tablespoons lamb mixture and carefully spread on the dough, leaving a small edge. Sprinkle with pine nuts if desired. Allow dough to brown on the bottom, about 2 to 4 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer to broiler for another 2 to 3 minutes until meat is fully browned. Remove; place on cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough. 

Store extras in a zip-tight bag or container for 5 to 7 days. Warm to serve.

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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