Summer Grill Fun

As June arrives, school lets out and summer heats up, it’s time to get the grill fired up and stay out of the kitchen.  This lamb sandwich makes a wonderful, flavorful and easy meal.  Serve it with your favorite tabbouli salad or a watermelon, arugula and feta salad and pair it with a favorite wine.  Enjoy! 

Spiced Lamb Sandwiches                 

Serves 4-5       Adapted From Bon Appetit magazine, July 2014


1 1/4+/- pounds ground lamb

1/2 medium onion, very finely chopped

1/4 cup  + 2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tablespoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon, rounded ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/8 cup olive oil, plus more for grilling

4 - 5 small pita breads with pockets or naan bread 

Optional garnish ideas:

Tzatziki cucumber yogurt sauce, diced fresh tomatoes shredded lettuce, feta, chopped kalamatta olives 


Using a fork, mix lamb, onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper and 1/8 cup oil in a large bowl. Form into patties. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. 

Prepare grill for medium heat and oil grate. Grill patties, about 4-5 min per side. 

Open warmed pita and fill with lamb patty, lettuce and yogurt sauce and other garnish(es) desired OR wrap lamb in naan and top with garnishes.