Flatbread Pizzas with Ground Meat (Lahmajoun)

Flatbread Pizzas with Ground Meat (Lahmajoun)

  • Preparation 20 min
  • Cooking 20 min
  • Servings 4

This ground meat version of pizza, called lahmajoun in Armenia and lahmacun in Turkey, is a very popular snack in eastern Mediterranean countries. You can also find it here, in restaurants and grocery stores that specialize in cuisines from this region. But making it yourself at home is always way more satisfying.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine SPRING 2018 (p. 124)
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free



    • 1/2 lb (225 g) lean ground beef
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
    • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
    • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) plain yogurt
    • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
    • 1 tbsp mint, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
    • 4 Greek pitas or naan breads, about 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter


Note from Ricardo

Be careful not to grind the meat mixture too finely—you want a meaty texture, not a paste.

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