I love beef and I’m always looking for different way to use ground beef. A few seasonings you probably already have in your cupboard transforms this ground beef into a tasty dish. If you don’t have or like cilantro, just use more parsley. I put these mini meatballs on a warm pita and they are delicious.
Mediterranean Meatball Pita, serves 4 – based off of this recipe
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 Tablespoons finely diced onion (any variety but red or green preferred)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 pita breads
- Garnishes to taste: I used hummus, yogurt sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and green onion
Mix all ingredients (except for the pita and garnishes) together with your hands until incorporated. Roughly divide your meat into 4 sections. In each of those sections, roll 4 meatballs and slightly flatten. Let them sit until your grill warms up, or overnight in the fridge. Grill on medium heat until done. Serve in a pita or on a flatbread and garnish as you wish.
This is an easy and refreshing meal, especially on a warm evening. Serve with fresh veggies and you have a well rounded and healthy meal. Enjoy!