Mini Moroccan lamb pittas recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook, 20 mins to cool
  • 730 calories / serving
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Mini Moroccan lamb pittas with sticky onions HERO

Combine the lamb, harissa, ginger, onion, garlic, parsley and olive oil in a large bowl. Season well and shape into 8 small patties, then cover with clingfilm and chill for 20 minutes, or overnight.

To make the sticky onions, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion slices and season well. Cook over a gentle heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened and golden. Add the sugar and cook for a further 2 minutes, until it has dissolved. Turn up the heat, add the balsamic vinegar and cook for 2 minutes, until all the ingredients are combined. Put the onion mixture in a small bowl or Tupperware box and set aside.

When you’re ready to barbecue, brush the lamb burgers with oil and barbecue for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are cooked through and lightly charred.

To serve, slice the pittas down one side and add a spoonful of tzatziki and some rocket leaves, then the mini burgers and top with a good spoonful of the sticky onions. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g pack lean lamb mince
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 3cm (1½in) piece root ginger, grated
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 mini pittas
  • 1 x 211g tub tzatziki
  • 1 x 60g bag rocket
  • For the sticky onions

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
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  • Energy 3067kj 730kcal 36%
  • Fat 26g 37%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 12g 27%
  • Salt 2.8g 47%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 92.7g Protein 36.5g Fibre 5.4g

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