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Middle Eastern Grilled Sandwiches


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  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 400g lamb or beef mince
  • 1 clove garlic
  • crushed with 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 fresh red chilli finely diced.
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 3 tbs chopped fresh coriander
  • 3 tbs chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 small rounds pita bread
  • 150g grated haloumi cheese (optional)


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes until softened.

Step 3

Add mince and cook for about 5-10 minutes until browned, breaking up any lumps.

Step 4

Add garlic, chilli, cumin, allspice, fresh coriander and parsley and stir for about a minute.

Step 5

Remove from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes

Step 6

For each pita bread, inset a sharf knife into the edge and cut halfway around to form a pocket. Then divide the meat filling between the pockets spreading it out evenly.

Step 7

optional - scatter the filling with some grated haloumi.

Step 8

Close the pita and brush each side with some oil and then cook on pre heated grill or a sandwich maker until both sides of the pita bread are golden brown.

Step 9

Serve hot, with a sauce of your choice.


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