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Grilled lamb patties in pitas

Grilled lamb patties in pitas

Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
These pitas are the perfect low-fuss weekend lunch for the whole family. If you’re not a fan of lamb, use turkey or beef mince instead. You could also throw the pita bread and capsicum in the pan for a minute to get nice grill marks.


Lean lamb mince

400 g


½ medium, finely chopped

Fresh mint

2 tbs, finely chopped

Ground coriander

½ tsp

Wholemeal pita bread

4 large, (4 x 70g), halved, warmed

Cos lettuce

1 cup(s), (80g)

Red capsicum

1 medium, thinly sliced

Lebanese cucumber

1 medium, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced

99% fat-free, plain Greek yoghurt, unsweetened

¼ cup(s), (60g)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Place lamb, onion, mint and coriander in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix to combine. Shape into 8 (1cm-thick) patties.
  2. Lightly spray a grill pan or barbecue with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook patties for about 4 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through.
  3. Fill each pita half with lettuce, capsicum, cucumber and 1 patty. Dollop a heaped teaspoon of yoghurt over filling and season with pepper. Serve 2 pita halves per person.