Spicy meatballs with roasted tomatoes and tzatziki
Time to make: 35 mins
( Hands-on time: 15 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
250g lean beef mince
1/2 cup wholegrain breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
2 teaspoons red harissa paste
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
1/4 cup cucumber, grated, excess water removed
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
4 mini wholemeal pita breads
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
Total fat 19g
Saturated fat 6g
Dietary fibre 2g
1 Preheat oven to 180ºC. To make meatballs, in a medium-sized bowl mix all meatball ingredients (except cherry tomatoes and oil). By rolling mixture in the palm of your hand, shape into small teaspoon-sized meatballs.
2 Place in an ovenproof baking dish, scatter with cherry tomatoes and spray with a little oil.
3 Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes until brown on top. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley.
4 To make tzatziki, place listed ingredients in a small bowl and combine. To serve toast pita pockets and stuff with meatballs, roasted tomatoes, salad greens and a dollop of tzatziki.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free breadcrumbs, sweet chilli sauce, harissa paste, reduced-fat sour cream and bread.
Meatballs with pita pockets are also a great take-to-work lunch.
Hanu de Jong
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