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Lamb smash burger flatbreads with zhoug

Lamb smash burger flatbreads with zhoug

Lamb kebabs meet on-trend smash burgers. Ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe has family supper all wrapped up. 

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  • Serves4
  • CourseLunch
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 1 small Essential Red Onion, finely sliced
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 200g Essential Greek Style Yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Tahini
  • 500g pack 20 British lamb meatballs
  • 1 tbsp Essential Olive Oil
  • 2 x 200g packs 2 The Levantine Table Handstretched Flatbreads
  • 265g pack rainbow salad bowl
  • 2 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Zhoug Paste
  • ¼ x 25g flat leaf fresh parsley


  1. Put the onion into a small bowl with a pinch of salt and the lemon juice, toss thoroughly to coat, then set aside. Turn the onions in the liquid to help them soften. Mix the yogurt, garlic and tahini together in a small bowl, then season and set aside.

  2. Squash 5 meatballs together in your hand to make 1 big ball. Repeat with the remaining meatballs to make 4 portions.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the lamb. Using a fish slice or potato masher, squash each ball to make a rough patty about 1.5cm thick. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until thoroughly cooked, the juices run clear and no pink meat remains. Set aside on a plate to rest. The burgers will release fat as they cook, so carefully spoon out all but 1 tbsp to encourage a deep brown crust.

  4. Cook the flatbreads according to pack instructions and halve the tomatoes in the salad. Evenly spread the tahini-yogurt mix over ½ of each flatbread. Drain the onions and arrange on top of the yogurt mix, followed by the salad, a burger, a spoonful of zhoug and a scattering of parsley leaves. Fold over the flatbread and serve.

Cook’s tip

Don’t waste time making the lamb mince into neat patties – the key to a smash burger is to keep it roughly shaped. The craggy edges mean more surface area, which helps to form a deliciously crispy caramelised crust.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,724kJ/ 651kcals



Saturated Fat












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