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Lamb Meatball Pitas
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22 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 1HR

Lamb Meatball Pitas

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These lamb meatball pitas beautifully and deliciously combine italian and lebanese influences.
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Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
http://jeanieandluluskitchen.com/
These lamb meatball pitas beautifully and deliciously combine italian and lebanese influences.
1HR
Total Time
$5.31
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Meatballs
Breadcrumbs
1 1/2 cups
Breadcrumbs, divided
1 cup for the breading station
Pine Nuts
1/4 cup
Fresh Mint
1/4 cup
Fresh Mint, firmly packed, finely chopped
Salt
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp
Ground Nutmeg
Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp
Ground Coriander
Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin
Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp
Cayenne Pepper
Ground Lamb
1 lb
Ground Lamb
Yogurt Sauce
Cucumber
1/2
Cucumber, peeled
grated on the largest of a box grater
Lemon
1/2
Lemon, juiced
Olive Oil
1 dash
Salt
1 pinch
Assembly
Pita Bread
4
Pita Bread
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
3/4 cup
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Fresh Baby Spinach
1 cup
Fresh Baby Spinach
Red Onion
1/2
Red Onion, sliced
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
893
Fat
43.1 g
Protein
41.9 g
Carbs
82.8 g
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Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
http://jeanieandluluskitchen.com/
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step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and get out a 9 x 13 baking dish.
step 2
Combine Breadcrumbs (1/2 cup) {@12:}, {@10:}, Fresh Mint (1/4 cup), {@11:}, Ground Cinnamon (1/2 tsp), Ground Nutmeg (1/2 tsp), Ground Coriander (1/2 tsp), Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp), Smoked Paprika (1/2 tsp), Cayenne Pepper (1/8 tsp), and Saffron Threads (1 pinch) in a large bowl. Stir them together, then add in the Ground Lamb (1 lb).
step 2 Combine Breadcrumbs (1/2 cup) {@12:}, {@10:}, Fresh Mint (1/4 cup), {@11:}, Ground Cinnamon (1/2 tsp), Ground Nutmeg (1/2 tsp), Ground Coriander (1/2 tsp), Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp), Smoked Paprika (1/2 tsp), Cayenne Pepper (1/8 tsp), and Saffron Threads (1 pinch) in a large bowl. Stir them together, then add in the Ground Lamb (1 lb).
step 3
Gently work the mixture together with your clean hands. Take a small amount of the mixture about the size of your palm and roll it into a ball. Roll it in Breadcrumbs (1 cup), then place it in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 12-13 meatballs.
step 3 Gently work the mixture together with your clean hands. Take a small amount of the mixture about the size of your palm and roll it into a ball. Roll it in Breadcrumbs (1 cup), then place it in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 12-13 meatballs.
step 4
Bake them through completely for 40 minutes.
step 5
While the meatballs bake, make the easy yogurt sauce and gather the ingredients for assembly. To make the sauce, simply stir the Greek Yogurt (1 cup), Cucumber (1/2), Lemon (1/2), Olive Oil (1 dash), and Salt (1 pinch) together in a bowl. Set it aside until you need it.
step 5 While the meatballs bake, make the easy yogurt sauce and gather the ingredients for assembly. To make the sauce, simply stir the Greek Yogurt (1 cup), Cucumber (1/2), Lemon (1/2), Olive Oil (1 dash), and Salt (1 pinch) together in a bowl. Set it aside until you need it.
step 6
Toast the Pita Bread (4) so that they get warm and slightly crisp around the edges. When the meatballs are done, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towel to drain any grease, then cut them all into quarters.
step 7
To assemble the lamb meatball pitas, take the toasted pitas and spread 3 tablespoons of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (3/4 cup) on each one. Drizzle two teaspoons of the yogurt sauce on top of the hummus and then put 12 quarters of the meatballs on top, pressing them into the yogurt and hummus so that they stick.
step 8
Sprinkle a generous amount of Fresh Baby Spinach (1 cup) and Red Onion (1/2) on top of the meatballs and serve the pit-zas immediately! Enjoy!
step 8 Sprinkle a generous amount of Fresh Baby Spinach (1 cup) and Red Onion (1/2) on top of the meatballs and serve the pit-zas immediately! Enjoy!
Tags
Lunch
Healthy
Shellfish-Free
Middle Eastern
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