BBQ Doner Kebab


The Hairy Bikers have a great series of diet books, filled with healthy recipes and this Doner Kebab recipe is one from the ‘Eat for Life’ book.

It uses a combination of lamb mince (I used mince with 20% fat content) and lamb leg steaks as the main meat for the kebab. Combined with the spices it really does taste like the takeaway version.

I also added some additional Shawarma Rub from Angus & Oink. In addition, for the method to cook on the BBQ, I took some tips from the Scottybab also on the Angus & Oink website.

Once cooked it’s then up to you how you serve it. I served mine with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber and pickled chilli with some West Indian hot pepper sauce.

The kebab was really enjoyed by the whole family and I personally prefer this recipe to the takeaway version.

BBQ Doner Kebab

This is a healthy doner kebab version of the after pub favourite based on a recipe from the Hairy Bikers. Using a mixture of lamb mince and leg steaks it tastes great. Served in a pita with all your favourite garnishes.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins


  • 200 g Lean Lamb Leg Steaks
  • 200 g Lamb Mince
  • ½ Medium Onion
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Angus & Oink Shawarma Rub (optional)


  • Start by trimming any excess fat off your lamb leg steaks and cut them into 3cm chunks (I actually bought pre-diced lamb). Place the lamb leg and lamb mince in a food processor with all the other ingredients. Blitz until you have a nice smooth mixture.
  • Layout some clingfilm on your work surface and then remove the meat mixture from the food processor. Shape the mixture into a thick cylindrical shape and place on the clingfilm. Wrap the clingfilm tightly around your meat and place in the fridge for 4 hours. This will help the meat set and hold it’s shape when cooking.
    Uncooked Doner Kebab
  • Set your BBQ up for indirect cooking and try to get the temperature to 180-200°C. I also added some cherry wood chunks for added smoke.  Unwrap your meat mixture and carefully place on the indirect side of the BBQ.
    Doner Kebab Cooking
  • Cook your Doner Kebab until the internal temperature gets to 75°C. This took me around 1 hour. Whilst your kebab is cooking prepare all your sides and garnishes.
    Cooked Doner Kebab
  • Once cooked remove your kebab from the BBQ. I let mine sit for 5 minutes whilst I warmed the pittas on the direct area of the grill. Once cooked remove, slice them over and fill with your salad/garnishes.  Slice your meat thinly and fill you pitta with the freshly sliced kebab meat. Finally. add your chilli sauce or other chosen sauce.
    BBQ Doner Kebab


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