Greek Lamb Meatball Pita Sandwich

Greek Lamb Meatball Pita Sandwich Recipe | All that's Jas

 

A twist on gyros, this Greek lamb meatball pita sandwich is the fast version of their favorite street food. Flavorful and delicious, these meatballs are easy to make and freeze well too, the perfect solution for a quick and satisfying dinner your family will love!

 

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This Greek lamb meatball recipe is also great with beef, chicken or turkey. They are wonderful beyond this pita sandwich: pass them around at a party, pile them over your favorite pilaf or over spaghetti! Freeze leftover meatballs or crumble and use in this Turkish hummus pita with lamb recipe.

 

I first fell in love with GREEK CUISINE in Germany. Niko’s Grill was the first restaurant for us to try when we moved there. The restaurant’s whitewashed walls with vibrant blue-colored wooden windows and decorative columns reminiscent of the ancient Greek structures.

 

I devoured everything that was served on a big platter, partly to make up for the lack of food during our civil war and partly because Greek cuisine is similar to Bosnian, thus a pure comfort to me.

 

These meatballs almost taste like ćevapi, the Bosnian sausage links stuffed in our version of pita bread – a soft and chewy flatbread. The crust and the interior have two different textures whereas with pita it’s all basically the same. If you’ve never had ćevapi in lepinja (flatbread) before, you can make them easily at home. You’ll like those easy recipes in my cookbook.

 

Greek lamb meatball pita sandwich is definitely hitting all the right spots. The pitas are stuffed with tomatoes, red cabbage, red onions, and wonderful Tzatziki sauce that will have everyone begging for seconds.  There is nothing bland or boring about these pitas.

 

I promise, you will love this popular Mediterranean street food with lots of terrific flavors, so let’s get cooking!

 

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Greek Lamb Meatball Pita Sandwich Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil for frying

 

To serve as sandwiches

  • 4 whole-wheat pitas (6-inch), halved
  • 1 cup Tzatziki sauce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • Sliced red onion
  • Parsley leaves (optional)

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • Bake the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until done to your liking.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days.

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the meatballs, except the oil. Blend it with your clean hands or using a wooden spoon. Don’t over mix. Shape the meatball mixture into 1-inch size balls. You should get around 24 meatballs.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the meatballs and sauté until brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes, turning them often so they hold their shape. Do in batches if necessary.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cabbage with salt, lemon juice, and oil. Divide tzatziki sauce among pita halves, top evenly with cabbage mixture, tomato and onion slices, meatballs, and parsley leaves if using. Enjoy!

 

Greek-style lamb meatballs in pita bread with tzatziki sauce.

 

Delicious recipe for meatball stuffed pitas, Greek-style.

 

Greek Lamb Meatball Pita Sandwich Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Flavorful and delicious, the Greek lamb meatball pita sandwich with Tzatziki sauce is easy to make and will have everyone begging for seconds.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil for frying
To serve as sandwiches
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas 6-inch, halved
  • 1 cup Tzatziki sauce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced
  • Sliced red onion
  • Parsley leaves optional
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the meatballs, except the oil. Blend it with your clean hands or using a wooden spoon. Don’t over mix. Shape the meatball mixture into 1-inch size balls. You should get around 24 meatballs.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the meatballs and sauté until brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes, turning them often so they hold their shape. Do in batches if necessary.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cabbage with salt, lemon juice, and oil. Divide tzatziki sauce among pita halves, top evenly with cabbage mixture, tomato and onion slices, meatballs, and parsley leaves if using. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Bake the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until done to your liking.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days.

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    An Ordinary Mom
    July 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    My husband would love this.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 19, 2018 at 7:49 am

      My husband loves it too 😀

  2. Reply
    cook and play
    July 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Mogla bi ovakav sendvič svaki dan:) Perfektno!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Hvala draga, skoro je ko nas cevap 🙂

  3. Reply
    Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    July 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Jas you had me at Pita! I can eat almost anything in a pita. This version of the meatball looks very appetizing.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Thanks, Mary! Can’t go wrong with pitas 😀

  4. Reply
    goatsandgreens
    July 22, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I have some packages of ground lamb in my freezer… Okay, I think I know what one package is going to be made into!!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 22, 2018 at 10:16 am

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we did 😀

  5. Reply
    Carol
    July 22, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Boy that looks good!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 22, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Thank you, Carol!

  6. Reply
    helenfern
    July 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I love lamb and I love sandwiches!! Thanks for Sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you, Helen! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. 🙂

  7. Reply
    sageandivydesigns
    July 23, 2018 at 12:41 am

    I love lamb and this looks like a recipe I have to try. Glad I found it on the link party. Happy Summer, Kippi

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you, Kippi! I hope you’ll enjoy! 🙂

  8. Reply
    Felicity
    July 23, 2018 at 7:25 am

    My kids would love this one!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      I hope they do, Felicity! 🙂

  9. Reply
    acraftymix
    July 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Oooooo you added feta to the meatball mix. I’ve never tried that and we love our meatballs here at home. It’s the only thing I can make without causing chaos in the kitchen. I’m so going to add some next time

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 23, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Surprisingly, feta holds the meat together better than breadcrumbs (not to mention it tastes better too) 🙂 Thanks for stopping in, my friend!

  10. Reply
    Lizet Flores de Bowen
    July 28, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    This sounds so delicious! going into my meal plan for next week 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 29, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Happy you like it, Lizet! 🙂

  11. Reply
    chef mimi
    August 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    These pitas are fabulous. I love lamb anything. My husband doesn’t A while back I make koftas with half lamb, half beef, and my husband had no idea. It’s mean to trick him, but it’s not like he’s allergic to lamb… And I could definitely taste it. He just gets his mind set a certain way about certain foods. So I might try that again!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 8, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks for the giggle! My husband is the same way about certain food. Men, am I right? 😀

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