I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned several times before that I’m a super big fan of lamb. One thing that often seems to be in the marked down meat bin at the grocery store is ground lamb. I guess most people don’t know what to do with it. For me there are so many delicious options like Stuffed Peppers, Keftedes (aka greek meatballs), kibbeh patties or kofta kabobs or patties. While I was visiting my family in Maine earlier this month, I decided to make kibbeh patties for them. Most people think of kibbeh as little croquettes stuff with ground beef or lamb with onions and roasted pine nuts. I like this kind of kibbeh but its hard to make without a deep fat fryer. So I settle for the pattie style ones because they are equally delicious. Here is the recipe I made for my family that got good reviews.
1 lb ground lamb
1/2 – 3/4 cup of cooked bulgur
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
3 cloves garlic
1/2 medium onion
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
Finely chop in food processor garlic, onion, and parsley
Mix everything together, form small patties, 8 total
Grill 6-8 minutes depending on how rare you like your lamb
I ended up serving these with pita bread, tzatziki sauce and my version of a tabbouleh salad. Its a great meal in the summer time because it require very little use of the stove which means the house stays cool!