Lamb Sausage with Red Peppers and Yogurt


    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 7 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 red peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced into 1-inch-thick spears
    • 1 cup each loosely packed parsley and mint leaves, both chopped coarse
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 3/4 pound fresh lamb sausage, removed from casing
    • 1 package lavash bread or 4 pita bread
    • 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt
    • 1 head romaine lettuce, outer leaves discarded


  • Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; saute until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add red peppers, cover; reduce heat to medium; cook until soft, about 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Combine parsley and mint in small bowl. Stir in lemon juice and 6 tablespoons oil; season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Transfer peppers to a bowl. Cover with foil to keep warm. Return skillet to heat; add sausage. Cook, breaking up meat until fat is rendered and meat is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; set aside.

  • Step 4

    Cut lavash into four 10-inch triangles; warm in oven, about 2 minutes. Place lavash, point side down, on a work surface. Generously dot bread with yogurt from point up to top center of triangle. Spoon peppers and sausage over yogurt, and place romaine leaves over sausage; roll up lavash, creating a cone-shaped sandwich. Drizzle with parsley-mint mixture. If using pita, split open; fill with yogurt, peppers, sausage, and romaine.


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