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a stack of turkish gozleme on a plate with lemon wedges and olives as garnish
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Turkish Gozleme with Minced Lamb

These Turkish Gozleme with Lamb are savoury homemade flatbreads made completely from scratch filled with ground lamb, spices, herbs and feta cheese. You won't be able to eat just one! They're incredibly delicious and full of great flavors!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Turkish
Keyword: gozleme, lamb, turkish
Servings: 4
Calories: 551kcal


For Dough

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1/2 cup water

For Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 6 ounce spinach frozen, thawed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • lemon wedges and olives to serve


  • Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and stir in the yogurt and water. Continue mixing with a spoon until everything is well combined. If the dough is too dry adjust by adding a bit more water, start with a tablespoon at a time.
  • Flour your work surface and knead the dough for about 3 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel and set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat then add the chopped onion and garlic. Saute onion and garlic for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the ground lamb to the skillet and break it up with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, until browned. Stir in the tomato paste, coriander, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Add the spinach, stir everything together and cook for another 2 minutes. Let the meat mixture cool slightly.
  • In the meantime divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each piece into a rectangle that's about 12x10 inches.
  • Spoon about 3 tbsp of the lamb mixture in the middle of the rectangle and spread it out a bit. Add some fresh mint, green onions, fresh parsley, 1/4 of the crumbled feta, and some chopped tomato. Fold over the edges of the dough to seal. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Depending on the size of your skillet, add 1 or 2 of the gozleme and cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Spray more cooking spray as needed.
  • Cut each gozleme in half diagonally and serve with lemon wedges and olives.


  1. Another alternative to making these if you do not want to make your own dough, is to use tortillas and make them just like you would make quesadillas, this will save you time.
  2. You can make these ahead of time and freeze them. Reheat them by baking them in the oven at 375F for 10-17 minutes, or until heated all the way through.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 909mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6380IU | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 6.9mg