Moroccan Meatball Feast: The Ultimate Meatball Pita Wrap

by | Jun 9, 2022 | At Home

This meal is packed full of delicious Moroccan flavors and is sure to satisfy a hungry household.

Meatballs
500g lamb mince
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup couscous, soaked in 1/3 cup boiled water
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 egg, lightly whisked
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Yoghurt sauce
3/4 cup yoghurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
grated zest of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
1/2 fresh coriander, finely chopped (or use parsley)

To serve
hummus
pita bread (you can also use wraps or flatbread)
fresh salad, e.g. tomatoes, lettuce, red onion, etc.

Method
Place all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl with some cracked pepper. Using clean hands, mix until well combined. Roll into walnut-sized balls.
Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat.
Add half the meatballs, cook for a couple of minutes then turn gently using tongs, being careful not to break them up.
Cook for another 7-10 minutes, turning to brown all over until cooked through.
Transfer to a warmed plate, cover with foil and repeat with the remaining meatballs.

Used with permission from Recipies.co.nz

 

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