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Doner Kebab in pita bread with salad

Doner Kebab Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

The Doner Kebab was created over 40 years ago by Kadir Nurman and has become an Iconic takeaway food here in the UK.

In this recipe I am going to show you how to recreate the Doner Kebab at home , with no special equipment other than a slow cooker it is easy to recreate this.

A true Doner Kebab is slow cooked Lamb and it is cooked on a rotisserie grill and thinly sliced with an electric Kebab knife. This Fakeaway version of the Doner Kebab is more like a Lamb Meatloaf, but is as close as you can get at home to a homemade Kebab.

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This takes about 4hr 30 minutes
cooked in a slow cooker

30 mins Prep time
4 hrs to Cook
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Nutritional Facts
This is per kebab
Calories: 416
Protein: 16g
Fat: 13g
Carbohydrates: 55g
Fiber: 4.1g
Sugar: 5.4g
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This recipe will make enough
for 4 kebabs
Table for Two Servings
Tricky : You will need some experience and skill to make this recipe
Not for a novice
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This falls into the category of 'Fakeaway Food'

The cost of this recipe is heavily dependent on the price of the Lamb.

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Cost to make:
£6.03 / $7.63(Est.)

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    How to make a Doner Kebab

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    The Doner Kebab is a traditional German street food even though it was created over 40 years ago by Kadir Nurman a Turkish immigrant in 1972.

    The Doner Kebab has become popular in European countries esspecially as a fast food, Saturday night takeaway.

    This recipe attempts to recreate the Doner at home using a type of Meatloaf recipe with minced Lamb, seasoning and a slow cooker.

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    500 g Minced Lamb
    1 teaspoon of Lazy Garlic
    1 teaspoon of Chilli powder
    1 teaspoon of mint
    2 teaspoons of Oregano
    2 teaspoons of Rosemary
    Pinch of Salt
    1 teaspoon of Black Pepper

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Mix together the Garlic , Chilli , Mint , Oregano , Rosemary , Salt & Pepper in a mixing bowl.
    2. Break up and add the Minced Lamb.
    3. With your hands combine the meat and the ingredients well , mix and fold together for a good 5 minutes until the meat is smooth and completely mixed together with the other ingredients.
    4. You need to roll the meat into a rounder loaf.
    5. Put the lamb loaf into a slow cooker for 4 hours (On High ) or 6 hours (On Low)
    6. While the Lamb is cooking, prepare your salad (Onions , tomatoes , cucumbers and Salad leaves) Also make some yogurt & mint sauce.
    7. When the lamb is cooked , remove from the slow cooker and wrap in tin foil. Leave to stand for 10 - 30 minutes.
    8. While the meat is resting , prep your pitta bread (Warm under the grill).
    9. Pack the Pitta with salad
    10. With a sharp knife , thinly slice the kebab meat.
    11. Top with yogurt & mint or BBQ sauce.
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    You can add all of your favourite kebab sauces and salads to this.