Norman A. Plate
YieldsMakes 4 servings
Notes: To slice cucumbers quickly, use a food processor.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a bowl, mix lamb with garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 equal oblong patties, each about 1/4 inch thick.

Step 2
2

Place patties on a rack in a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until meat is browned on each side and just barely pink in center (cut to test), 7 to 10 minutes total.

Step 3
3

While lamb patties cook, peel cucumbers and thinly slice. Mix slices with yogurt, mint, and lemon juice to make a cucumber salad.

Step 4
4

On each of 4 plates, place 2 lamb patties, 1/4 of the cucumber salad, and 2 pocket bread halves. Tuck meat into bread, adding cucumber salad and salt to taste.

Ingredients

 1 1/2 pounds ground lean lamb
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon minced fresh or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  About 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 2 cucumbers (each 3/4 lb.)
 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 4 pocket breads (about 6 in.), cut in half crosswise

Directions

Step 1
1

In a bowl, mix lamb with garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 equal oblong patties, each about 1/4 inch thick.

Step 2
2

Place patties on a rack in a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until meat is browned on each side and just barely pink in center (cut to test), 7 to 10 minutes total.

Step 3
3

While lamb patties cook, peel cucumbers and thinly slice. Mix slices with yogurt, mint, and lemon juice to make a cucumber salad.

Step 4
4

On each of 4 plates, place 2 lamb patties, 1/4 of the cucumber salad, and 2 pocket bread halves. Tuck meat into bread, adding cucumber salad and salt to taste.

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