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November 2, 2022

Lamb Kofta Sheet Pan Dinner

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Recipe Provided By
“Fig & Olive Platter” 
Sheet Pan Lamb Kofta

Ingredients

 

Yields: about 10 koftas

  • 1.2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 1 medium yellow onion, (grated)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 whole bunch parsley, (stems removed, finely chopped) (about 1&1/2 packed cups parsley leaves)
  • 1 or 2 large potatoes, (cut into wedges)
  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 large onion (cut into wedges)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1&1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste

Spices

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, adjust spice level according to your liking
  • 1/2 teasspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

 

Directions

Preheat Oven 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add the ground American Lamb, all the spices, finely chopped parsley ( make sure to reserve some of the parsley for garnish), grated onion, minced garlic, olive oil and mix.

In a separate bowl, add the potato wedges, tomato wedges, onion wedges, drizzle some olive oil, salt, and black pepper to taste.  Feel free to season the veggies with the same spices we used for the kofta mixture.

In a large sheet pan, add the veggies and distribute them evenly throughout the pan. Shape the kofta into logs.

Place the koftas onto the pan. I like to arrange the kofta with a potato wedge separating each kofta log. But feel free to arrange the kofta to your liking.

Note: If you want some caramelized edges on the kofta, make sure that the kofta is touching the pan and not on top of the potatoes or veggies

For the sauce: In a cup, add tomato paste, water, lemon juice, salt to taste and mix. Pour the sauce over the kofta and veggies

Place on the middle rack in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until ground lamb reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Garnish with parsley.

Serve with fries, tahini, Basmati rice or you can make sandwiches with them and serve with pita bread on the side.

The USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F

Sheet Pan Lamb Kofta raw ingredients
Sheet Pan Lamb Kofta raw on sheet pan
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