Moroccan-Style Lamb Meatball Kebabs

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These flavorful flatbreads are perfect for easy weeknight dinners.

Published on June 9, 2021

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Pizza dough dresses up as elegant flatbread in this simple lamb flatbread recipe. You’ll stretch the dough into an oblong shape and then brush it with olive oil before grilling. This ensures the base gets a properly burnished golden crust that crackles when you bite into it.

Melted mozzarella ties together the spiced ground lamb filling, slices of red onion, and pops of salty feta cheese. Finally, a shower of fragrant cilantro balances the rich ingredients. These flatbreads are great to build a dinner party around: Serve with an herbed tomato salad, wedges of melon, and roasted red peppers.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided, plus more for grill grates

  • 8 ounces ground lamb

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • .50 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • all-purpose flour, for dusting

  • .50 cup thinly sliced red onion (from 1 onion)

  • 5 ounces shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese (1¼ cups)

  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about ½ cup)

  • .50 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves (from 1 bunch)

Directions

  1. Let dough come to room temperature for 20 minutes. Preheat grill to high (450°F to 500°F) and lightly oil grates.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add lamb; cook, breaking up meat, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add cumin, cloves, and ¼ teaspoon salt; cook for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

  3. Lightly dust a large baking sheet with flour. Stretch dough into a large oval on baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Place dough, oiled side down, on grill grates.

  4. Grill, uncovered, until dough starts to puff and grill marks appear on bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush top of dough with 1 tablespoon oil; flip.

  5. Working quickly, top dough evenly with lamb, onion, and mozzarella. Close grill and reduce heat to medium. Grill until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Remove from grill.

  6. Top with feta, cilantro, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

709 Calories
38g Fat
57g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe
4
Calories
709
% Daily Value *
Total Fat
38g
49%
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
21%
Dietary Fiber
9g
32%
Total Sugars
2g
Protein
31g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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