Minced lamb meatballs on kebab sticks, cooked in delicious Greek herbs and spices.
These lamb kebabs are just like meatballs. Made from minced lamb, bulked up with white breadcrumbs and spiced up with cumin, coriander and a kick of hot tabasco sauce. They are quick and easy to make, and really cheap too - in fact, with a few tweaks, you can bring in this recipe at under £1 per head. It makes a great weekend lunch if you're eating outside in the sunshine, and you can have it on the table in less than half and hour.
This recipe is part of our cheap family meals (opens in new tab) collection – under £1 a head
- 250g minced lamb
- 50g white breadcrumbs
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
- Dash of Tabasco sauce
- 1 level tsp ground coriander
- 1 level tsp ground cumin
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 mini pitta bread, to serve
For the dressing:
- ½ x 200g carton Greek yogurt
- ¼ of a cucumber, chopped
- Place the minced lamb in a bowl and add the other ingredients and mix well. Divide the mixture into 12 and shape each into a ball.
- Thread the balls onto skewers. Cook the lamb balls under a hot grill for 10-15 mins, turning them occasionally so they cook through.
- To make the dressing: Tip the yogurt into a bowl and stir in the cucumber and seasoning.
- Warm the pitta bread before serving. Slit open the bread and fill each with 3 balls of lamb and spoon on some of the dressing. Alternatively, serve the lamb still on the skewers with the pitta bread and dressing. (Not suitable for freezing).
Top tip for making lamb kebabs
For extra spice, serve with pickled chillies to add an authentic Greek touch to your pitta meal.