These lamb patties were inspired by the spices used in a very special old recipe that I have for a type of meat turnovers, called Sambusik. The original recipe, credited to Rachel Gabes of Bagdad, was typically made with chicken or ground beef and served fried or baked in a pastry dough as part of the holiday meal on Purim. In this recipe, I used those same spices to create these decidedly delicious, and slightly exotic tasting patties. I’m sure your whole family will love them. They are even more wonderful when served with a dollop of Greek yogurt on the side!

Yield: 9 patties

Serving size: 1 patty


  • 2 lb. ground lamb
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 pinches of ground ginger


  1. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix everything very well. Make sure the meat, eggs, and seasonings are fully incorporated and evenly disbursed.
  2. Using wet hands, form the meat into 9 patties of equal size.
  3. Cook the patties in an air fryer for approximately 6 minutes on each side at 400° F. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the patties under the broiler on a lined baking sheet, flipping the patties halfway through the cooking time.
  4. The finished patties should moist and lightly golden brown on the outside, with no pink in the center.
  5. Serve hot.
Less Than 1 Carb Per Serving

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