Spicy Meatballs in Pita

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Spicy Meatballs in Pita

Post  justmecookin on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:25 am

Spicy Meatballs in Pita

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- to 7-inch) pita breads, cut in half
4 to 8 Boston lettuce leaves
Tomato wedges, optional

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

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.

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

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