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Lamb Meatball Gyros with Yogurt and Mint

Real Simple JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 bunch scallions (white and light green parts), sliced
  • 4 pieces flat bread
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint


Place an oven rack in the second-highest position and heat broiler.

Combine the lamb, raisins, cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the bread crumbs, egg, and three-quarters of the scallions in a large bowl.

Shape the mixture into golf ball–size meatballs and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Broil, turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total.

Divide the flat bread among individual plates and top with the meatballs, yogurt, mint, and the remaining scallions.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 665
  • Calories from fat: 46%
  • Fat: 34g
  • Saturated fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 144mg
  • Sodium: 1289mg
  • Carbohydrate: 59g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 31g