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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

Mini lamb meatballs seasoned with lots of herbs are baked and used for a pita sandwich! MORE + LESS -

Macheesmo Macheesmo
March 9, 2017

Ingredients

1
lb ground lamb
1/2
medium white onion, chopped
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
large egg
1/2
cup bread crumbs
1/4
cup fresh mint
1/4
cup fresh parsley
1
teaspoon red pepper flakes
1
pinch salt and pepper
2
tablespoons olive oil (for drizzling)
4
pitas, halved (for sandwiches)
1
cup feta, crumbed (for sandwiches)

Tzatziki Sauce:

1
cup Mountain High™ original plain yoghurt
1
medium cucumber, seeded, peeled, chopped
1
clove garlic, minced
1/2
large lemon, juice only
2
tablespoons fresh parsley
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
pinch salt

Steps

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  • 1
    For Tzatziki sauce, peel and seed cucumber and dice finely. Also mince garlic and parsley. Add to a bowl with yogurt and other ingredients and stir together. Store in fridge until needed. Can be made in advance.
  • 2
    To make lamb balls, dice all veggies and stir them into ground lamb along with egg and breadcrumbs. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • 3
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up and form large tablespoon-sized meatballs with lamb mixture. Flatten each ball slightly into a disc. You should get 20-24 balls out of the lamb mixture.
  • 4
    Drizzle lamb balls with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake lamb balls at 400°F for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  • 5
    To make a sandwich, separate pita bread so you can stuff it. Sometimes it helps to microwave the pita for 10 seconds.
  • 6
    Add a few spoonfuls of tzatziki sauce to the pita along with a pinch of crumbled feta. Add 2-3 lamb balls to each half of the pita and garnish with another drizzle of sauce and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Serve immediately!
 

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More About This Recipe
  • Falafel is generally made with chickpeas, but sometimes a chickpea patty just won’t cut it for me... So I’ll frequently use lamb! For these lamb falafel sandwiches, the ground lamb is mixed with a bunch of fresh herbs and spices and baked instead of fried. Like many Mediterranean sandwiches, it’s served with a tangy yogurt sauce, crumbled cheese, and fresh mint. Let’s start with the sauce because while it may seem like just a condiment, the sauce is maybe more important than the lamb. It gives some moisture to the sandwich and also a nice tangy kick. You can definitely make this sauce in advance. It’ll keep fine in the fridge for many days. In fact, I think it’s a bit better on day two because the flavors have time to meld. On to the lamb. This recipe is very similar to a lamb meatloaf, actually, that I just form into small balls and bake. The ingredients will probably look familiar if you ever make meatloaf. The one difference is this recipe has a lot of fresh herbs in it. It might look like too much when you start, but just trust me. The fresh herbs give the final meatballs a fantastic flavor. I love these for dinner, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t make a batch of these over the weekend and take it for lunch throughout the week as well!

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