I originally found a recipe for a slow cooker doner kebab recipe on a slow cooker facebook page I’m a member of, I slightly tweaked the recipe that people were using to suit our tastes and although we thought it could in no way taste like a real kebab we were pleasantly surprised.
I’m sure this recipe will work well in the oven but I love the simplicity of the slow cooker so I used that to cook mine. The recipe below served 2 (we’re greedy) but I’m sure if you pack your kebabs out with salad you could serve 3-4.
You will need
- 500g of lean lamb mince
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp Italian Season or mixed herbs
- 1 tsp Salt.
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper.
- 2 tsp Cumin.
- 1 finely chopped Garlic clove
- 1 tsp paprika
Add everything into a large bowl and mix with a hand blender or by hand until combined with no air pockets at all, I spent a good 10 minutes squashing and bashing mine with my hands until it was all combined and the meat had completely broken down. I shaped the meat into a large patty and placed in the fridge overnight.
I cooked my meat on high for 2.5 hrs, timings will change depending on brand of slow cooker and the amount of meat used, if the meat is cooked for too long it could crumble so do check your timings. I sliced my meat and placed in the oven for 5-10 minutes to brown. I used a knife to slice my meat but a friend advised me to use a vegetable peeler in future as this gives a more authentic slice.