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Mediterranean Meatball Pitas

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These lightly spiced, juicy meatballs are the perfect weeknight meal, especially for kids and fussy eaters. Meatballs can be made ahead so that dinner comes together in a cinch!

45MIN

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Ingredients
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
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Meatballs
1 lb
Ground Beef
1
Egg , beaten
1 tsp
Ground Cumin
4 cloves
1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil , divided
2 Tbsp
Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp
Breadcrumbs
to taste
Pitas
8
Small  Pita Bread
or 4 Regular Pita Bread
8
Cherry Tomatoes
Up to 12
1/2 cup
Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp
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Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
1003
FAT
40.6 g
PROTEIN
52.2 g
CARBS
105.5 g

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Step 1
Finely dice White Onion (3/4) and Garlic (4 cloves) .
Step 2
Add oil to a frying pan on medium-high heat. Saute onions, garlic, and Ground Cumin (1 tsp) for 5 minutes.
Step 3
Season onion mixture with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) before setting aside to cool.
Step 4
Thinly slice Red Onion (1/4) and dice Lebanese Cucumbers (2) .
Step 5
Thinly slice Fresh Parsley (1/2 cup) .
Step 6
Halve Cherry Tomatoes (8) and scoop out the seeds from the tomatoes before dicing.
Step 7
Combine Ground Beef (1 lb) , Egg (1) , cooked onions and garlic, Breadcrumbs (2 Tbsp) , Plain Greek Yogurt (2 Tbsp) , Salt (to taste) , and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 8
Form golf-ball sized meatballs.
Step 9
Heat 2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil (1/4 cup) in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry balls in batches for 2 minutes on each side, or until completely cooked through.
Step 10
Warm Pita Bread (8) in a dry pan for 2 minutes.
Step 11
Combine cucumbers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley together with Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) , Salt (to taste) , and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 12
Top each pita with Plain Greek Yogurt (1/2 cup) , 1-2 meatballs (depending on the size of the pita), and salad.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1003
% Daily Value*
Fat
40.6 g
52%
Saturated Fat
20.5 g
102%
Trans Fat
0.7 g
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Cholesterol
151.1 mg
50%
Carbohydrates
105.5 g
38%
Fiber
6.1 g
22%
Sugars
9.0 g
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Protein
52.2 g
104%
Sodium
1031.4 mg
45%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
1%
Calcium
268.5 mg
21%
Iron
8.6 mg
48%
Potassium
861.5 mg
18%
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