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Lamb Meatball Gyros With Yogurt and Mint


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  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 bunch scallions (white and light green parts), sliced
  • 4 pieces flat bread
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint


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Step 1

1. Place an oven rack in the second-highest position and heat broiler.

2. Combine the lamb, raisins, cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the bread crumbs, egg, and three-quarters of the scallions in a large bowl.

3. Shape the mixture into golf ball-size meatballs and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

4. Broil, turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total.

5. Divide the flat bread among individual plates and top with the meatballs, yogurt, mint, and the remaining scallions.

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