Recipe: Armenian Luleh Kebabs

Recipe: Armenian Luleh Kebabs

One of my favorite dishes!




  • 3lbs ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  • Tomato Sauce


Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

Mix all ingredients (except topping) together well but DO NOT OVER MIX (this is important).

Form into about 2 inch ovals.

If you wish, the luleh kebabs can be frozen at this point. Pack for freezing in plastic bags or freezer safe glass tupperware. Defrost in refrigerator.

Arrange luleh kebabs in a glass pyrex for baking.

Cover with tomato sauce:


Cover with foil and place in center oven for 30 minutes.

Remove foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes (or until cooked throughout)

Serve with Pilaf.




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  1. Jeanne @JollyTomato 19 January, 2012, 11:46

    Wow – This looks great! I love lamb but don’t eat it very often. You have inspired me!

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  2. laura filipowicz 19 January, 2012, 11:51

    I am officially hungry! :)

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  3. Deborah Stambler 19 January, 2012, 14:14

    Recipes for lamb are always welcome. This sounds great! Much better than the leftover Thai food I had for lunch!

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  4. Jennifer 19 January, 2012, 15:35

    You people are just determined to make me salivate between meals.

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  5. Desiree Eaglin 19 January, 2012, 16:28

    My husband is #1 picky eater in the world and I bet he would eat these. They look yummy!

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  6. Adrienne 19 January, 2012, 16:51

    Who knew it could be so easy!

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  7. Caryn B 20 January, 2012, 01:16

    Ok, while I have to admit that I don’t eat lamb, I could totally see myself adapting the recipe and it tasting fabulous. Have you ever made a vegetarian version? I’m brainstorming as I type….hmmmmmmm……. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Megan 20 January, 2012, 13:06

    Looks delish, can’t wait to try!

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