Spicy Meatballs in Pita

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Makes: 4  servings Start to Finish 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup  plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4 pound  lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons  olive oil
  • 4 6 - 7 inches  pita breads, cut in half
  • 4 - 8 Boston lettuce leaves
  • Tomato wedges, optional

Directions

1. To make sauce, combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a cup. Set aside.

2. To make meatballs, combine ground beef, fresh oregano, salt, garlic, and ground red pepper in a medium bowl just until combined. Form 1-1/2-inch meatballs (about 16) and place on sheet of wax paper.

3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook 4 to 6 minutes, turning until browned on all sides. Fold a paper towel into quarters and press onto bottom of pan with wooden spoon to soak up all fat; discard. Reduce heat to medium. Add 2 tablespoons water, cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes more just until meatballs are cooked through.

4. Fill each pita with 2 meatballs, 1 tablespoon sauce, and lettuce. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)375,
  • Fat, total(g)15,
  • chol.(mg)53,
  • sat. fat(g)6,
  • carb.(g)36,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)22,
  • sodium(mg)968,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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