SLOW COOKER MEDITERRANEAN MEATBALL PITAS

  

October 9, 2017

SLOW COOKER MEDITERRANEAN MEATBALL PITAS 5 0 5 0

Slow cooked meatballs in tomato sauce offer familiar flavors with an exotic touch

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • 35 mins

    35 mins

  • Yields: 10

Ingredients

PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

1 tablespoon Pure Wesson® Vegetable Oil

2 eggs

1/2 cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 pounds ground sirloin beef (90% lean)

2 cans (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce

5 white pita pocket breads (6-1/2 inch), cut in half, warmed

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Chopped fresh parsley and mint, optional

Directions

1Spray inside of 4.5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir together eggs, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, garlic and spices in large bowl until well combined. Add meat to egg mixture and mix until just combined. Divide and roll meat mixture evenly into 20 meatballs.

2Working in batches, brown meatballs in skillet until browned on all sides. Pour 1 can tomato sauce into bottom of slow cooker. Place meatballs on top of sauce. Pour remaining tomato sauce over meatballs. Cook on LOW 4 hours or HIGH 2 hours.

3To serve: Place 2 meatballs in each pita half and top with some sauce. Top each pita with cheese, parsley and mint.

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