Lahmahjoon (Armenian Pizza)


These savory pizzas are bathed in a tomato and lamb topping, then cut into wedges to serve. Served hot or cold, these may be an appetizer, or put a little salad in the middle, and fold up like a taco for a quick meal.

4 lahmahjoons


  • 1 pound lean ground lamb

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 4 pita breads, or fluffy tortillas


  1. Place ground lamb in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and break into small pieces until mostly browned. Drain any excess grease. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent. Stir in diced tomatoes and tomato paste, then season with parsley, basil, mint, cumin, and if using, cayenne. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and refrigerate overnight to blend the flavors.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Distribute the lamb mixture evenly over the tortillas, and spread out to the edges. Place the tortillas onto a baking sheet.

  3. Bake for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and place the lahmahjoons onto a large piece of aluminum foil so that two of them are meat side to meat side, then stack the pairs together, and bring the foil up over the top to keep warm. These can be served hot or cold. Cut into small wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
17g Fat
52g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 888mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 1070mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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