Mum’s Fast Lahmajun Recipe

Lahma-what? Better known by my people as “Armenian Pizza”, it is a thin crust pizza with a meat topping (beef or lamb). Is it really Armenian? Well the word itself is an arabic word meaning meat with dough. Everyone in the middle east and caucasus region claims this as their own. Mum has a fast way to do this which would suit other busy mums. No need to create the base yourself. Just use tortilla wraps!

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Spread Lahmajun
Spread Lahmajun

Ingredients

  • 5 onions
  • 7 tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches of parsley
  • 1 kilo beef or lamb mince
  • 1 or 2 capsicum
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 full teaspoon capsicum paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper less if desired
  • 3 or 4 packets of tortillas

Method

Garlic

1Crush Garlic

Crush the Garlic Cloves and put it in a large bowl.

Blitz Onions

2Blitz Vegetables

Chop all the vegetables in large chunks and use a food processor to blitz them. They need to be very finely chopped and this is the fastest way to achieve that. Pour it all into the large bowl.

Tomatoes and Capscicum
Tomatoes and Capscicum
Chop Parsley

3Chop Parsley

Finely chop the parsley and add it into the large bowl.

Lahmajun Mix

4Add Spices

Add the paprika and pepper to the large bowl.

Hot Pepper Paste (Capsicum Paste)

5Add Pastes

Add the capsicum and tomato pastes into the large bowl.

Beef Lahmajun

6Add Mince

Add the mince to the bowl.

Lahmajun Topping

7Mix

Using your hand mix the ingredients through. Squash it all together.

Spread Lahmajun

8Prepare Lahmajun

Remove the tortilla wraps from the packet and place them on trays. Use baking paper. Grab a handful of the lahmajun mix and press it down. Start from the middle and work your way to the edge. It needs to cover the tortialla but be thin. It needs to bleed to the edges.

Spread the Lahmajun Topping out all the way to the edge.
Spread the Lahmajun Topping out all the way to the edge.
Grab a handful of filling for the lahmajun
Grab a handful of filling for the lahmajun
Lahmajun ready to eat!

9Cook

Preheat the oven to 200 Celcius if fan forced. Not sure what it is on other ovens. Place the tray in the oven. It takes roughly 10 minutes for each tray to be cooked. If you don’t have enough trays you can wait for a few to be cooked and keep preparing the tortillas and swapping them. If you overheat it the base will get hard but don’t worry, once it cools down you will likely microwave it which will make it soft again to be able to roll up and eat.

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