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Baharat Lahmacun

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

1 Hours 30 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Lahmacun translates to "meat and dough" in English. This is our version of this traditional Turkish flatbread recipe with spiced ground meat.

Serving Suggestions

Try drizzled with our Tarator Tahini Sauce.

Recipe Notes

The Baharat can be adjusted in this recipe to reduce the heat level.


For flatbread:

0.75 cups lukewarm water

0.25 oz. active dry yeast

1 tsp. sugar

2 cups flour

2 tsp. salt

For topping:

0.25 lbs. ground beef or lamb

0.25 cups flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

0.25 cups olive oil

4 Tbsp. tomato paste

1 plum tomato, finely diced

0.5 cups white onion, finely diced

Salt to taste

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Roasted Granulated Garlic

    The roasting process adds an incomparable depth of flavor to this Granulated Garlic. It can replace traditional granulated garlic in any recipe.

  • Baharat

    Baharat is an all-purpose Middle Eastern blend. Like curries, there are many variations. Our version has a little heat to it, about a 3 on a scale ...

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For flatbread: Add yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water, allow to sit until frothy, about 5 min. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt, fold in the yeast mixture and knead until a smooth dough ball is formed. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place in a warm area for about an hour to rise. Punch down the dough, divide into four pieces and place the pieces on a floured surface. Cover the dough with a damp towel for 30 min. or the dough balls can be refrigerated for later usage.

For topping and assembly: Preheat oven to 450 degrees, place a pizza stone or cookie sheet on the lower rack of the oven. Meanwhile, cook the ground meat in a skillet and drain. Combine the cooked meat with remaining ingredients and set aside. Roll the dough pieces out to 10-inch by 6-inch rectangle. Divide the meat mixture between the four flatbreads and spread evenly to the edges. Cook the flatbread until the dough is crisp about 7 min. depending on dough thickness. Flatbreads may need to be baked individually depending on the size of your baking sheet. Cut into strips and, season with salt to taste.