clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
an image of some flatbread with mince, red pepper and parsley toppings

Lahmacun Flatbread

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 2 reviews
  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Turkish


Lahmacun flatbread with meat toppings, garnished with spices and herbs is a superb dish that’s full of flavor.


Units Scale

Flat Bread Dough

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Warm Water (add more if needed)

Meat Topping

  • 500g Minced Beef/Lamb
  • 2 Onions (finely diced)
  • 1 Red Pepper (finely diced)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup Parsley (pulse)
  • Parsley (garnish)
  • Lemon Wedges


Flat Bread Dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well to form a soft dough.
  2. Cover and set aside to rest.

Meat Topping

  1. In a food processor, pulse the red peppers, onions, garlic, and parsley until fine.
  2. Add ground lamb/beef and all the seasoning, tomato paste, water, and olive oil and pulse again to combine and a spreadable mixture is formed.
  3. Cut dough into equal pieces then roll on a lightly floured surface
  4. Roll out each ball into a thin circle.
  5. Place the flatbread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  6. Spread the meat mixture over evenly, and bake at 200C for 8-10 minutes or heat a cast iron skillet on the stovetop, place the flatbread in the pan, and spread the meat mixture over then cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for about 8-10 minutes or until the bottom of bread is lightly browned and the meat mixture is fully cooked.
  7. Once cooked, top with tomatoes, onions, and parsley, roll and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1 flatbread
  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 423.7 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes