Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

June 05, 2017
Flavors are great but these do not hold together to eat.  We used a fork and knife.  Hubby said he's skip the lettuce all together.  Really liked the meatballs and yogurt sauce.

Making this again

July 20, 2015
This was easy to make and delicious.

Yes please

July 29, 2015
This dish was easy to make and was loaded with mouth watering flavors. The yogurt condiment (just like tzatziki) was amazing with the beef and lamb patties. Just think...pita-free gyros...

Ground beef wraps

August 22, 2015
So yummy!!! Perfect as is- but I served it with Ina Gartens crispy rice- the tzatziki was delicious also.


May 14, 2016
This was among the best Cooking Light recipes I've made. It was packed with so many flavors. My lettuce cups didn't really hold together, but I didn't care.