Laham bil ajine (Lebanese pizza)

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Laham bil ajine (Lebanese pizza)
Laham bil ajine (Lebanese pizza)
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:864
Ready in:35 minutes plus 1 hour for the pizza dough)
Prep. time:15 minutes (plus 1 hour for pizza dough)
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:27th October 2012

Not quite the Italian type of pizza as it has no cheese and is more of an open pie. This is a Lebanese recipe, but similar versions are found in Turkey, Syria and Egypt.


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Mise en place

  • Mix the tinned tomatoes with the lamb and drain through a sieve and leave until you have a compact texture.
  • Preheat the oven to 220° C (425° F - gas 7)


  1. Heat the oil, add the onion and fry until soft.
  2. Crush the cloves of the roast garlic lightly, using a spoon.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  4. When the circle of pizza dough has doubled in height, spread the topping over it and bake for around 15-20 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Fine on its own or with vegetables or salad.


Although not traditional, this recipe works well with beef mince, rather then lamb.

Chef's notes

I used one Scotch bonnet chilli in this recipe, but you can use whichever sort you can get. Obviously add more, depending on strength.

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