Dinner idea: Mediterranean Meatball Pita

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!


About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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