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Cracked Wheat and Beef Meatballs with Pita Bread and Yoghurt Sauce

Cracked Wheat and Beef Meatballs with Pita Bread and Yoghurt Sauce

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20 mins + 20 mins
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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cracked wheat, soaked for 15 mins in boiling water & drained or alternatively use breadcrumb
  • 400g beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 8 pita bread pockets, cut in half
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 carrot, grated

Method

1. Place cracked wheat or breadcrumbs, mince, onion, garlic, mint, parsley into a large bowl mixing well to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Roll into walnut nut sized balls and place onto plastic wrap until ready to cook.

2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook meatballs in batches rolling them around for even browning.

3. Combine yoghurt, lemon and chopped mint.

4. Preheat oven to 200°C and warm pita bread for a few minutes.

5. Fill each pita bread with lettuce, carrot, meat balls, and more lettuce and yoghurt sauce. Serve immediately.

TIP: When cooking your meatballs shake the pan to roll them around. This will help keep their circular shape.

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MEAL INGREDIENTS

Qty Price
Ceres Organics Bulghur Wheat Organic $4.99 ea
$4.99 ea
Countdown Beef Mince Prime $17.00 ea
$17.00 ea
Fresh Produce Onions Brown $2.50 kg
$2.50 kg
Fresh Produce Garlic Bulb Nz
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Greggs Herbs Mint Dried Rubbed $2.10 ea was $2.39
$2.10 ea was $2.39
Fresh Produce Parsley Curly $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Countdown Salt Sea Grinder $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Greggs Pepper Black Cracked $5.99 ea was $6.39
$5.99 ea was $6.39
Essentials Olive Oil $5.00 ea
$5.00 ea
Dewinkel Yoghurt Carton Plain Unsweetened $3.30 ea was $4.30
$3.30 ea was $4.30
Fresh Produce Lemons Imported
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Superb Herb Mint Fresh
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Countdown Pita Bread White Pockets $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Fresh Produce Lettuce Traditional Iceberg $2.00 ea
$2.00 ea
Fresh Produce Carrots $2.50 kg
$2.50 kg