Lahem B'ageen (Middle Eastern-Style Pizza)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 20 mins

A Middle Eastern-style pizza - spicy lamb, pine nuts and peppers on a crusty cilantro flavoured base.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First make the pizza bases. Put the yeast and sugar in a small bowl with the warm water.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the oil and pour the yeast mixture into the well.
  3. Mix to a dough, then knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and leave to rest in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.
  4. Put the lamb, onion and spices in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, peppers and pine nuts. Stir with a fork until evenly mixed.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  6. Mix the cilantro into the risen dough. Divide into small balls.
  7. Roll out each ball into a circle. Spread some of the lamb mixture on each pizza base.
  8. Arrange on an oiled baking tray, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
  9. Serve warm with arugula salad.