Lahmacun (Turkish Spiced Lamb Pita)

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, add the onions and cook until they are soft. Add the spices and ground lamb, cook until the meat is evenly browned, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, salt and parsley, cook for another minute. Set aside to cool. Can be made ahead.
  • When ready to cook, heat a griddle or large cast iron pan very hot. To four pitas, divide lamb mixture and top each pita with mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. One at a time, place on grill and heat for 5 minutes. Remove to plate.
  • Put 1/4 of the parsley, onions and tomatoes on the pita. Squeeze a lemon wedge over the top. Roll the pita up like a crepe. Wrap it in parchment to make it easier to eat or spear it with a toothpick to keep it closed.
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