Beef and Lamb Kofta Lettuce Wraps

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Beef and Lamb Kofta Lettuce WrapsRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

We love the distinct savoriness ground lamb brings to these crunchy wraps, but you can go all ground sirloin for a version that still delivers loads of flavor.

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 lettuce wraps)


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1 (1-ounce) slice whole-grain bread, torn into pieces
8 ounces ground sirloin
6 ounces lean ground lamb
5 tablespoons grated red onion, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons diced English cucumber
1 (8.8-ounce) package precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
1 teaspoon paprika
12 Boston lettuce leaves


1. Place bread in a mini food processor; process until large crumbs form. Combine bread, beef, lamb, 2 tablespoons onion, next 5 ingredients (through egg), 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl; mix gently until just combined. Shape mixture into 12 (1-inch-thick) patties. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done.

2. Combine yogurt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, cucumber, and remaining 3 tablespoons onion in a medium bowl, stirring well.

3. Cook rice according to package directions. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil and paprika to rice; toss gently to combine.

4. To assemble, arrange lettuce leaves on a large serving plate; top evenly with rice, patties, and yogurt mixture.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 380
Fat 18.1 g
Satfat 6 g
Monofat 7.6 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 31 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 121 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 504 mg
Calcium 83 mg