Lamb Pittas with Mint Yoghurt Sauce

The children were demanding burgers. But I am sick of making burgers and as I try not to repeat myself on this blog I thought we’d compromise. They could have burgers. But made with lamb rather than beef.

It can be quite hard to think of new things to make that are interesting enough to blog about and also edible enough that it doesn’t all go straight in the bin. Lamb Pittas are quite good as party food and different enough to qualify for bloggage.

Lamb Pitta Ingredients

  • 1lb lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp mint jelly
  • 2 tsp crushed up cumin seeds
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 oz breadcrumbs
  • Small pot Greek yoghurt
    (+ 2 tsp of mint jelly)
  • Olive oil
  • Pittas and salad to serve

First off combine the mince, mint jelly, breadcrumb, egg and cumin in a bowl and season:

Now form into eight patties:

Fry on a griddle until cooked through:

Toast the pittas briefly, cut in half and split open. Stick a pattie in each and stuff tomatoes and salad leaves down the sides. Mix a bit of mint jelly (or fresh mint leaves if you have them which we didn’t) into the yoghurt and drizzle over the top.

What was the verdict? Well to be brutally honest I think the little angels would have prefered a cheeseburger dripping with ketchup but tough they had to deal with lamb burgers dripping with mint yoghurt!

I added garlic ciabatta to liven things up a bit. Its funny how the fussy eater will eat garlic and bread with green flecks all over it but refuses lovely refreshing minty yoghurt. Children are confusing!

21 thoughts on “Lamb Pittas with Mint Yoghurt Sauce

  1. This is such a good idea! A great grown-up idea!

    I am unsure if my kids would have ever went for it when they were younger. Kids love those ground beef burgers!

  2. Looks delicious, really. Love the look of that meat. It looks really fresh and lamb is good choice for variation. Love what you did with all of that and I would be first in the queue. The children will soon get to prefer that recipe when they are a little older perhaps? It’s a more adult taste! Tell em that! Well done. Very creative.

  3. Every single time I stop by here I leave starving! Those look amazing. Do you think a substitute of turkey instead of lamb would work? I just don’t know what a good sub for mint would be.

  4. I am finishing up (finished up if the truth were to be told) in the office. Those are making me drool. I need to get home and get fed. The garlic bread is a nice side touch too.
    Best,
    Conor

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