Armenian Pizza – Recipe — In Armenian It’s Called Laghmajoun (Mesa-Shod)

Due to Popular Demand and People wanting to know how to make this delicious Armenian dish, I’d like to welcome you to today’s recipe. They call it Armenian Pizza,

We have other words for it such as, Laghmajoun, Lahmajoun, Mesashod — For the correct pronounciation (MES-A-SHOWED) (LAG-MA-JUNE)


  • Ground Beef (you can substitute Ground beef for Lamb Grounds, but GROUND BEEF is a lot tastier)
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Tomato
  • Pepper


How to Make…. (Credit — )

Place ground lamb or ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and break into small pieces until mostly browned. Drain any excess grease. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent. Stir in diced tomatoes and tomato paste, then season with parsley, basil, mint, cumin, and if using, cayenne. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and refrigerate overnight to blend the flavors.

  •                     Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Distribute the lamb mixture evenly over the tortillas, and spread out to the edges. Place the tortillas onto a baking sheet.
  •                     Bake for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and place the lahmahjoons onto a large piece of aluminum foil so that two of them are meat side to meat side, then stack the pairs together, and bring the foil up over the top to keep warm. These can be served hot or cold. Cut into small wedges.


26 thoughts on “Armenian Pizza – Recipe — In Armenian It’s Called Laghmajoun (Mesa-Shod)

  1. Laghmajoun Pizza is a favorite meal with Nathan Scott Wittler and the Christian missionaries at the World Council of Churches…Thanks For The Recipe! Today I made fresh Pizza Bread…

  2. Oh my GOSH!!! I haven’t thought about this in so long! Before he died, my step-dad would take us back east to visit his family. His mom would make lamahjoun. I loved it!

    We would go to these big picnics, will all sorts of incredible food, music a fun.

    Thank you for sharing this, and for bringing back some great memories!

  3. YUM! maybe my dd would like this instead of sandwich for lunch, and my hubby has been wondering about cooking with some lamb. Thanks, Talin!

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe!! Will you please post more Armenian Recipes? I am forwarding this to my mother and sister 🙂

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