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Lamb and Tahini Bake

Meat and potatoes, Arab style! This lamb and tahini bake is an alternative method of cooking this wonderfully spiced meat.
Author: Chef Tariq
PREP TIME20 minutes
COOK TIME45 minutes
TOTAL TIME1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Potatoes

Koftas

  • 1 lb Lamb minced
  • 1/2 Tomato
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Green chili
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Sumac

Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add the lamb, tomato, onion, garlic, green chili, parsley, olive oil, salt and spices. Mix until combined. 
  • Shape the mixture into 8 small burgers and bake on a tray at 200°C (390°F) until brown.
  • Slice the potatoes into rounds. Place onto a greased baking tray and bake at 200°C (390°F) until brown.
  • Add all the ingredients for the tahini sauce into a bowl and whisk together.
  • Take the browned kofta and create a layer in the bottom of a baking dish. Layer the cooked potato slices on top. Finally, pour the tahini sauce to cover.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until browned on top at 200°C (390°F).
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 556kcal - Carbohydrates: 28.2g - Protein: 28.4g - Fat: 38.2g - Saturated Fat: 11.9g - Cholesterol: 1mg - Sodium: 641mg - Potassium: 701mg - Fiber: 6.2g - Sugar: 3.6g - Iron: 0.7mg
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