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Spiced Matzalan Meatballs
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These delicately flavored meatballs are made with spices from the Middle East and topped with yogurt and red onion.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454.2
Total Carbs 19.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 4.6 g
Total Fat 30.9 g
Saturated Fat 13.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Potassium 461.0 mg
Protein 25.0 g
Sodium 206.8 mg
Dietary Exchanges
4 1/2 Fat , 1 1/2 Vegetables , 3 1/2 Meat , 1 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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16 oz  ground lamb
1 pinch  salt
1 cup  fresh chopped onion
2 tsp  ground cumin
1 tsp  ground allspice
0 1/4 tsp  ground cayenne (red pepper)
4 tbsp  fresh cilantro
1 each  large whole wheat pitas
8 each  large butterhead lettuce leaves
1 each  red onion
2 oz  plain nonfat yogurt
1 each  medium lemons
  1. To prepare: Place the lamb, salt, onion, cumin, allspice, cayenne, and cilantro in a food processor and work until well blended.
  2. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 20 meatballs and cook over hot coals or in a nonstick frying pan for 10 minutes, turning frequently, until well browned.
  3. Warm the pita in the frying pan for 1-2 minutes on each side, until softened and warmed through. Scatter lettuce leaves and the red onion over the pita. Arrange the meatballs on top and drizzle with a little yogurt. You can roll the flat breads up into a handheld snack (if desired). Serve with the lemon wedges.

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