Greek Lamb in Pita Pockets

Rating:

(1 vote) 5 1

An excellent meal for people on the go.

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Necedah, WI

Time needed

20 min preparation + 25 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sm. yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 sm. purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 C. Greek yogurt
  • 4 pita pocket breads, cut in half

Directions


  1. Combine the yellow onion, garlic, tomato sauce and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan.

  2. Heat and stir over medium heat until the sauce boils.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. In a medium skillet, combine the purple onion, green onion, lamb, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  5. Mix well and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until the lamb is cooked through and the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  6. Spread the yogurt inside each pita pocket and fill with equal portions of the lamb meat mixture.

  7. Add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato sauce to each pita pocket and serve immediately.