Flavorful Turkish Lamb Beyti Recipe (With Shopping List)

Here is an incredibly delicious lamb beyti recipe, a favorite of Turkish cuisine for centuries. For those who want to try it, here is the step-by-step recipe.

Here is a Flavorful Turkish Lamb Beyti Recipe

First of all, let’s talk briefly about what beyti is for those who don’t know yet. Beyti is actually the yogurt version of the kebab we all know, with a few additions and flavors. It is a unique dish with a few extra ingredients that make it a little different from kebab. You won’t find many people saying no to that. With its practical preparation, fragrant scent and visual feast, it makes an excellent main course for any meal.

Although it may seem acceptable to prepare the meat inside the Beyti by grilling, the version made in the oven is often more practical. So much so that now many people prefer to cook it only in the oven. We also save time with these practical preparation steps and can have this delicious dish with very little cleanup, without sacrificing its flavor.

If you have special guests who are invited to dinner, greet them with this lamb beyti dish. There will be no reason for them not to think that it was prepared by a professional chef. Let’s examine our shopping list and make sure you have all the ingredients before you start preparing.

Shopping List for Turkish Lamb Beyti Recipe

Lamb Meat (300g / 0.66 lbs), Red pepper, Sumac, Parsley, Black pepper, Greek yogurt, Tomato paste, Butter, Dried thyme, Gluten free tortillas. These are all the materials you need.

Turkish Lamb Beyti Recipe Ingredients


Lamb Meat (300g / 0.66 lbs)
Sumac (2 tsp)
Red pepper (2 tsp, crushed)
Fresh parsley (1 bunch)
Black pepper (2 tsp, crushed)
Salt (3 tsp)

Yogurt Sauce

Greek yogurt (2 cups)
Garlic cloves (4, crushed)
Water (1/2 cup)
Salt (1 tsp)

Caramelized Tomato Sauce

Tomato paste (1 cup)
Butter (2 tsp)
Dried thyme (2 tbsp)
Water (2 cups)


Gluten free tortillas

Step by Step Turkish Lamb Beyti Recipe

Lamb beyti recipe

Step by step lamb beyti recipe

Step 1.

Begin by preheating the oven to 200 F. Combine all meat ingredients, knead well and store in the fridge for 1 hour. Put water in a small bowl and keep it next to you. Divide the meat into 3 equal parts. Gently form the mixture into small patties around the skewers using your fingers.

Tip 1: Dip your hands in this water frequently while skewering the meat. The water will help keep the mixture from breaking.

Step 2.

Get your 3 gluten-free tortillas. Wet both sides. Submerge your hand in water and make sure the water touches all sides of the tortillas. Put the meat between the tortilla and wrap it with the skewer. After wrapping in several layers, gently pull the skewer and continue wrapping. Keep your finished wraps aside and move on to the next tortilla.

Step 3.

Cut the lamb meat wraps into 1 1/2 inch rolls. Transfer each meat roll on its side to your oven safe pan and bake for 1 hour. You can use the time you wait while they are baking to prepare the yogurt sauce.

Tip 2: Cut off the two ends of the rolls with a knife. There will be just a surplus of bread that is not needed.

Step 4.

Get a medium deep bowl. Add Greek yogurt and salt to it. Crush the garlic and add it too. Finally add water and whisk for 2 minutes until well combined and set aside.

Step 5.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add tomato paste, butter, dried thyme, and water and stir until all are dissolved. You may add more water until you achieve a sauce-like consistency. Set it aside.

Step 6.

Place the baked lamb rolls around the plate on their side. Cover the rolls with our yogurt sauce. Drizzle the tomato sauce over the yogurt. Garnish the plate with dried mint as desired and a roasted hot pepper.

To Sum Up

Here is an unforgettable dinner recipe for you and your guests. This easy-to-make, easy-to-understand recipe also is good for your health. You can serve it with a few Turkish appetizers as a side dish. If you wish, you can also serve a cool Turkish style ayran with mint as a drink. Try this delicious recipe and please share your experiences with us in the comments so we’ll know what you think.

Watch the video of this recipe below:

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