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Spiced lamb patties wrapped in pita bread with minted yoghurt sauce

Spiced lamb patties wrapped in pita bread with minted yoghurt sauce

ServesServes 4-6 (20 Patties)

Ingredients

750g lamb mince
30g roasted pine nuts
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 lemon, zested
½ bunch mint leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
salt and freshly ground black pepper
olive oil for grilling
200ml thick yoghurt
½ bunch mint leaves, chopped
1 Lebanese cucumber, grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
100g baby spinach leaves
4-6 rounds pita bread

Method

  1. Place the lamb mince into large mixing bowl and add the pine nuts, onion, lemon zest, mint, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper
  2. After the kids have washed their hands get them to combine it all together, squishing it between their fingers to make sure it is evenly mixed
  3. Then form the mix into small sausage shaped patties
  4. Brush with a little oil and grill or panfry, turning once or twice for 6-8 minutes until cooked
  5. Mix together the yoghurt, cucumber, lemon juice, salt and pepper
  6. Divide the spinach leaves between the pita bread, place 2 or 3 of the patties down the centre of the bread and spoon over some of the yoghurt mix
  7. Roll up, wrap in greaseproof paper and tie with some string
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