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On a plate and ready to eat, the water mouthing Lamb Baharat Lettuce Cups

Baharat Lamb Lettuce Cups

  • Author: Carol Green
  • Prep Time: 20 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 hours
  • Total Time: 50 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x


The complex layers of flavor from the Baharat seasoning pair perfectly with the ground lamb, served on lettuce cups and topped with cooling Zucchini Tzatziki this makes a perfect spring entertaining dish.



Baharat Spice Mix:

  • 3 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. Dried Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. Mixed Herbs
  • 1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cardamom

Baharat Lamb:

  • 1 Lb. Ground Lamb
  • 1 Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. Garlic, fresh diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Ginger, fresh grated
  • 2 Tbsp. Baharat Spice Mix
  • 1 tsp. Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cups Lamb or Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 12 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into fine cubes
  • 3 Stalks Kale, hard stem removed, shred in small pieces

To Serve:

  • 2 Heads Boston Bib Lettuce
  • 1 Zucchini Tzatziki Sauce Recipe


Whisk together the spice ingredients and store in an airtight container, this recipe makes extra.

Heat a medium saute pan over medium high heat, and brown the lamb well, breaking up any lumps.

Line a medium bowl with double layer of paper towel, and drain the lamb.

Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the pan, and saute until just softened.

Add the lamb back to the pan, add the spices and saute just a minute.

Add the broth, tomato paste, salt and balsamic vinegar. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the sweet potato, and cook until just softened. The consistency of the final dish should not be too sloppy, simmer a little longer if needed or add extra liquid if too dry.

Add the kale, adjust seasoning.

Prepare the lettuce, carefully break off each leaf, wash well and dry.

To serve, place a scoop of lamb in the lettuce cup, and top with the Tzatziki sauce. This dish can also be served family style.



The recipe for the Baharat seasoning will make extra, this is a great seasoning to have on hand to liven up a variey of dishes such as roast chicken or soups.

Here is the link for the recipe  Zucchini Tzatziki Sauce