Lula Lamb Kebabs Recipe Baked in the Oven

 

These deliciously moist Lula lamb kebabs are meaty goodness on a skewer.

lula kebab

Calling all lamb lovers. I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. The drop-everything-you’re-doing-and-make-these-right-now kind of recipe. These Armenian kebabs are packed with robust flavor and can be perfectly paired with a simple yogurt dip and your favorite salad.

The Lula Kebab Meat

Lamb meat by itself is absolutely delicious. But when combined with tiny pieces of bacon? It becomes phenomenal. It raises the flavor profile two folds. 

I like to go with humanely raised and ethically sourced lamb meat. Hormone-free lambs that were given a healthy diet. You might not think it makes a difference but it helps produce succulent and tender meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 small handful cilantro
  • 1 pinch of cumin (optional)

The process of making Lula Kababs 

You want to combine your lamb and bacon with chopped onions, cilantro, and spices. I’ve used salt, pepper, and a pinch of cumin for the traditional middle eastern flavor. If you’re looking to add more spices for more distinct flavor, reach for coriander and sumac. They go so well with the lamb. 

Mix well. And I mean it. You’ve got to mix your ingredients together for a good five minutes, at least. And after everything is combined, you’ll want to shape your meat mixture into a ball. And throw it down onto a plate/countertop/cutting board multiple times. This is the perfect time to take out any anger that’s built up. You’ll want to throw each kebab ball 5-7 times. This will help keep your meat together instead of falling off the skewer. 

Refrigerate for an hour. This also helps bring the meat together and prevents the kebabs from falling apart. 

Put on skewers. Place on a baking sheet, and bake for 35 minutes. These kebabs are so moist and tender. You’ll want to make these over and over again!

How To Make Lula Lamb Kebabs: 

  • Prepare your ingredients by chopping a small handful of cilantro, 1/2 of an onion, and 3 slices of bacon into very small pieces.

lula kebab

  • In a bowl combine together 1 pound of ground lamb and the chopped cilantro, onion, and bacon.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and a pinch of cumin (optional).
  • This next step is very important. Keep mixing the meat mix for 5 minutes by hand, shape it into a ball, and start throwing it into a dish or cutting board, doing so 5-7 times. This will start a chemical reaction that will keep your kebab attached to skewers and prevent it from falling apart. ( If doubling the recipe, double the number of times you mix and throw).
  • Refrigerate meat for 1 hour.

lula kebab

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Take the meat out of the refrigerator, divide it into four parts, and put on the skewers.

lamb kebab recipe

  • Lay the skewers on a baking sheet and cover with foil for 35 minutes. (You can also grill instead of baking the Lula kebab.)
  • Take the foil off and broil for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Other ways to cook with lamb:

Equipment I Used

Lula Lamb Kebabs Recipe Baked in the Oven

Baked Lamb Lula Kebab

These lamb kebabs are a traditional Armenian dish. I like to enjoy it with rice and a fresh side salad.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Armenian
Servings 4
Calories 394 kcal

Equipment

  • meat grinder
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • bowl
  • skewers
  • Baking sheet
  • foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 3 slices bacon chopped, uncooked
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper to taste
  • 1 small handful cilantro chopped
  • 1 pinch cumin optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your ingredients by chopping a small handful of cilantro, ½ an onion, and 3 slices of bacon into very small pieces.
    Baked Lamb Lulya Kebab
  • In a bowl mix together 1 pound of ground lamb and the chopped cilantro, onion, and bacon.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and a pinch of cumin (optional).
  • This next step is very important. Keep mixing the meat mix for 5 minutes by hand, shape it into a ball, and start throwing it into a dish or cutting board, doing so 5-7 times. This will start a chemical reaction that will keep your kebab attached to skewers and prevent it from falling apart. ( If doubling the recipe, double the amount of times you mix and throw).
  • Refrigerate meat for 1 hour.
    Baked Lamb Lulya Kebab
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Take meat out of the refrigerator, divide it into four parts, and put on the skewers.
    Baked Lamb Lulya Kebab
  • Lay the skewers on a baking sheet and cover with foil for 35 minutes. (You can also grill instead of baking the lulya kebab.)
  • Take the foil off and broil for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!
    Baked Lamb Lulya Kebab

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baked Lamb Lula Kebab
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Armenian, bacon, cilantro, cumin, dinner, green onion, kebab, keto, lamb, low carb, lulya, lunch, meat
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