Lahmajoon Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN ABOUT 4 hrs

Lahmajoon

Recipe by  

"The traditional taste of Armenia will be a favorite! These little meat pizzas are usually made with lamb, but beef works just as well."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 24 mini pizzas Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix active dry yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Allow to stand approximately 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, 3 tablespoons shortening, remaining sugar, remaining water and the yeast preparation. Knead until smooth. Use the remaining shortening to remove any dough sticking to the sides of the bowl, and to remove dough from fingers. Cover with a towel and place in a warm location until doubled in size, about 2 to 3 hours.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, tomatoes, onions, parsley, green bell pepper, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly flour a large baking sheet.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, form dough into 12 balls. Separate each ball in half. Roll halves into balls. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet. Allow to stand approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Roll balls into 7 inch diameter circles. Spread approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons meat mixture over each circle. Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink and dough is lightly browned.
Kitchen-Friendly View
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

this is the best thing i've tasted in a long time! armenians sure know how to make yummy food.! thanx for the recipe!!!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

i've never had this type of dish before, so i wasn't sure what to expect. the combination of meat, vegetables and spices is good (i added a little extra cayenne). the bread is very simple to make as well. for a simple dinner/appetizer, this is a good recipe because it's pretty simple.

 

8 Ratings

Oct 22, 2009

Very good! We used lamb, and it was great! Well worth the time!

 
Oct 22, 2009

I usually don't review any of the recipes from this site. The dish was pretty tasty, but too time-consuming for me to make it on a regular basis.

 
Sep 19, 2008

I thought it was ok but my husband loved it, he said it was very close to the original.

 
Apr 16, 2012

I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds REALLY good. I have a copy in a cookbook called "The Original Baltimore Neighborhood Cookbook" that is very similar. However, they call for an equal mix of beef & lamb. Also, they do not call for cayenne pepper. Instead, they call for 2 cloves of garlic, & salt, pepper, & paprika to taste.

 
Oct 14, 2013

I love this dish. I ate it at a childhood friends house every time I visited. I used refrigerator rolls instead of making biscuits, saves some time. It is a big hit in my house!

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 394 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner

Magnificent main dishes for your holiday table are here, from roast beef to a Christmas goose.

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

Swedish Meatballs

Learn how to make Swedish meatballs for appetizers or as a main dish.

Spicy Orange Chicken Wings

The perfect wings for people who love spicy orange takeout chicken!

Swedish Meatballs I

See how to make easy, twice-baked Swedish meatballs in a creamy sauce.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States