Mains, Meat, Outdoor Cooking

Lamb Kofta Pitta Wraps With Grilled Peppers & Tzatziki

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Pre-heat Time 22 mins
  • Cook Time 16 mins
  • Total time: 1h 3 mins
  • Skill Advanced
  • Serves 6 people

Lamb Kofta Pitta Wraps With Grilled Peppers & Tzatziki

TIP: Pitta bread can be reheated by grilling on HI for 1 to 2 minutes, in batches of 2 or 3 after koftas are cooked.

TIP Use the Robust Blend for a rich, classic BBQ smoke flavour.

Utensils required

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Wheat

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Ingredients

  • 6 red long sweet-pointed peppers, halved lengthways, deseeded
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired
  • 500g minced lamb (ideally 20% fat)
  • 25g panko bread crumbs
  • 60ml water
  • ½ small red onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped parsley, divided
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped mint leaves, divided
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 6 x 30cm wooden skewers (soaked)
  • Tzatziki, to serve
  • Soft pitta bread, to serve

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Method

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, add peppers, 1 ½ tablespoons oil, salt and pepper and mix until evenly coated. 

  • Step 2

    In a separate large bowl, add minced lamb, bread crumbs, water, onion, garlic, 2 tablespoons each parsley and mint, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Divide kebab mixture into 6 equal portions and mould onto skewers (soaked), coming about halfway up. 

  • Step 3

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into plate. Close lid. 

  • Step 4

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid. 

  • Step 5

    Turn dial to GRILL. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to HI and set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 15-19 minutes). 

  • Step 6

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and “ADD FOOD” is displayed, open lid and add peppers to grill. Close lid to begin cooking. 

  • Step 7

    When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, open lid, and use silicone tipped tongs to turn peppers. Close lid to continue cooking. With 2 minutes remaining, check if cooked. When cooking is complete, transfer peppers back to large bowl and mix with 1 tablespoon oil, red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon each chopped parsley and mint, salt and pepper. Then set aside. 

  • Step 8

    Turn dial to GRILL. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to HI and set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 2-3 minutes). Brush kofta skewers with remaining 1 ½ tablespoons oil. 

  • Step 9

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and “ADD FOOD” is displayed, open lid and add kofta skewers to grill. Close lid to begin cooking. 

  • Step 10

    When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, open lid and use silicone tipped tongs to flip the skewers. Close lid to continue cooking. 

  • Step 11

    When cooking is complete, remove koftas and serve hot on pitta bread with peppers and tzatziki. Garnish with remaining chopped parsley and mint.