• Servings 4
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 15 min
  • Cuisine
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Turkish Lamb Pocket Sandwich


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 pita rolls
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 large ripe tomato, chopped
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of 1-2 lemons
  • In a frying pan add the olive and using heat, add the onions, garlic and ground lamb. Saute until the lamb is browned and the onions are softened.
  • Season with cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Remove the lamb from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Lightly toast the pita rolls in a medium hot oven for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Make a pocket in the pita rolls and add 1/4 of the lamb mixture into each roll.
  • Top with lettuce tomatoes.
  • Season the lettuce and tomatoes with a little more salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice into each pocket, then top with a dollop of yogurt.

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