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Beef and Lamb Kofta Lettuce Wraps

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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Serves 4 (serving size: 3 lettuce wraps)

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.