Mini Lamb Pitas with Roasted ONE SWEET® Peppers
6Mini Lamb Pitas with Roasted ONE SWEET® PeppersServes 6
2525 Mins 35 Mins 60 Mins
For the Roasted One Sweet® Peppers Spread:
- 8 One Sweet® Peppers
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 oz. Greek feta, crumbled
For the lamb meatballs:
- ½ lb. ground lamb
- ½ lb. ground beef
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped
- 2 sprigs of oregano, leaves removed and finely chopped
- ½ tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black black pepper
- Mini Pita Breads, heated to package instructions
- Greek yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place the One Sweet® Peppers on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to coat. Roast the peppers until they begin to caramelize and tender, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- Once they are cool enough to handle, remove the skins, seeds, and stems and slice into strips. Add them to a bowl along with the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and feta. Toss to coat the peppers. Set aside until ready to serve.
- Increase the oven temperature to 400ºF. In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb, ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, red onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, and smoked paprika. Once well combined, form into small 1” round meatballs.
- Place formed meatballs on a baking sheet brushed with olive oil. Bake until golden brown and cooked through to 145ºF, about 10 minutes.
- To assemble, spread 1 Tbsp. of Greek yogurt onto each pita. Top with a few meatballs and a spoonful of the Roasted ONE SWEET® Peppers Spread. Serve immediately.
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