Spiced lamb patties wrapped in pita bread with minted yoghurt sauce

Serves 4-6 (20 Patties)
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  • 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


  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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