Lamb or Beef Kebab Pitas With Tzatziki

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins

Because of the use of ground meat, this is what we call a kebab here. Delicious! They can be oven-roasted, but I highly recommend you do these on the bbq.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, knead together all the kebab ingredients. Form into sausages of about 4-5 inches in length. Cover and leave in the fridge for about an hour.
  2. Prepare the Tzatziki: In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Taste, and adjust seasoning. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F (this is also great on the bbq).
  4. Grill the kebabs until brown and crusty on all sides, and cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
  5. Get some grilled pita breads.
  6. Place 1 or 2 kebabs inside each pita and add some slices of tomato, onion, some tzatziki, and a generous sprinkling of parlsey.
  7. Roll up as tightly as you can without mushing up your sandwich, and wrap a piece of aluminum foil around bottom to catch any drips.
  8. Enjoy one of the best sandwiches you've ever had.
Most Helpful

This was excellent! I loved the blend of spices. The oil in the tzatziki seemed a bit overpowering, but it may have been the brand I was using. I served it with Summery Garbanzo Bean Salad (Vegan Friendly) on the side. The sandwich reminded me of a taco in how it was put together. For ZWT9.

Random Rachel July 25, 2013

This was good! My grill is on the fritz, so I browned all sides first, then popped hem in the oven for twenty minutes. Perfectly cooked. I didn't much care for the sweet spices in it, the cinnamon and allspice,that's the only reason I gave it four stars. I would make these again, omitting those spices.Also, I felt the olive oil in the sauce was an unnecessary addition. Thanks for sharing, made for ZWT9

pammyowl July 20, 2013

This was so yummy! We went the ground beef way because I am not a fan of Lamb; recipe made as written. The tzatziki sauce was like a slice of heaven. My DH polished it off by using it as a dipping sauce with the pita bread. I said this should go in the rotation of dinners and DH said YES! Made for ZWT9. Thanks Evelyn/'s a keeper!

Ck2plz July 18, 2013