Greek Pocket Bread Sandwiches with Lamb

Greek Pocket Bread Sandwiches with Lamb Recipe
Norman A. Plate
Notes: To slice cucumbers quickly, use a food processor.


Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 471
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Protein 42 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Sodium 729 mg
Cholesterol 118 mg


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


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.

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.

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

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.

April 1997
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