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Lamb Kofta Open-Faced Pita

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Lamb Kofta Open-Faced Pita Sandwiches are a delicious and flavorful lunch or dinner. Ground lamb and beef is mixed with finely minced onion, parsley and mint with a plethora of dried spices. The kofta is baked on skewers and served warm pita with all the fixings.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword beef, garlic sauce, kafta, kofta, lamb, naan, pita
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 471
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE GARLIC YOGURT SAUCE:

  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • kosher salt to taste

FOR THE KOFTA:

  • 1 medium white onion roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup parsley loosely packedcoarsely chopped fresh flat leaf
  • 1/4 cup mint loosely packed
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 pound ground lean beef 96/4 ratio
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

FOR SERVING:

  • 8 pita or naan, warmed or toasted
  • 8 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 recipe cucumber tomato salad
  • 1 recipe white garlic sauce
  • mint
  • parsley
  • black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

FOR THE GARLIC YOGURT SAUCE:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, mayo, garlic, sugar, white pepper and salt.

FOR THE KOFTA:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • In your food processor, fitted with the blade attachment, combine the onion, parsley, mint and garlic. Pulse until finely minced.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the lamb, beef and onion/parsley mixture along with salt, coriander, cumin, allspice, white pepper, turmeric and cardamom.
  •  Take a palmful of the lamb mixture and form oblong patties around metal (or wooden skewers that have soaked in water for at least 30 minutes).
  • Place the skewers on a lightly sprayed wire rack that is set into a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Bake the lamb kofta for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top and fully cooked through.
  • Once baked, top warm pita or naan with hummus, lamb kofta and any other toppings your heart desires. Drizzle with the garlicky white yogurt sauce and extra black pepper. 

Notes

*Garlic Yogurt Sauce adapted from SkinnyTaste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 4mg