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Lamb Koftas With Basil Pita Bread

Flavoured with cinnamon and all-spice, these lamb koftas are a delicious lunch, bbq or weeknight dinner option. Served with a basil butter coated pitta bread and tabouleh, you'll be digging into seconds in no time!

Meat Recipes


  • 500g lean minced lamb
  • 6 satay sticks, dampened/soaked
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground all spice
  • 115g stale breadcrumbs
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 6 pita bread

For Basil Butter:

  • 125g salt reduced butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Black pepper


Method (click to mark as completed)


  1. Preheat grill for 5 minutes.
  2. Using hands mix the lamb, onion and garlic thoroughly. Mix in the cinnamon, all spice, breadcrumbs and pepper and shape the mixture around the satay sticks, leaving about half the stick uncovered. Brush lightly with olive oil.
  3. Grill the koftas until cooked as preferred.
  4. To make the Basil Butter, mix together all ingredients until well blended.
  5. Spread prepared Basil Butter onto lightly warmed pita bread, wrap around the koftas and serve with Tabouleh.

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