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Chilli beef meatballs in warm pittas

9
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
These juicy meatballs have a delicious chilli hit – very satisfying! Omit the chilli and the kids will love them too.

Ingredients

Lean Beef Mince (10% fat), raw

125 g

Onion(s)

½ small, finely chopped

Fajita Seasoning

5 g

Thyme, Fresh

1 tablespoons, or parsley, chopped

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Sweet Chilli Sauce

1 tablespoons

Salt

1 pinch, and black pepper, freshly ground

White Pitta Bread

2 medium, or wholemeal

Spinach

10 g, handful, or lettuce leaves to serveFor the red onion salsa:

Onion(s)

½ small, very thinly sliced

Tomato

1 large, finely chopped

Cucumber

1 portion(s), medium, roughly 2cm, finely chopped

White Wine Vinegar

1 tablespoons

Instructions

  1. Mix together the beef mince, onion, fajita spice mix and thyme or parsley. Season, then form the mixture into 6 evenly-sized balls.
  2. Spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and add the meatballs. Cook for 12-14 minutes, turning occasionally. Add the sweet chilli sauce and cook for another minute, turning the meatballs over until glossy.
  3. While the meatballs are cooking, make the salsa by combining all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Warm the pitta breads in a toaster or under the grill. Split open, then fill each one with a few spinach or lettuce leaves, 3 meatballs and the salsa.