Meatball Pita

Meatball Pita Category Beef 
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1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef

1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt

1/3 cup finely chopped shallots -- (about 2 large)

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 can tomato puree -- (15-ounce)

1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms -- (about 4 ounces)

2/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

1 cup shredded lettuce

1 cup chopped tomato -- (about 1 large)

4 whole wheat pita breads -- (about 6 inches in

-- diameter), cut into -- halves to form -- pockets

Spray 12-inch skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Mix ground beef, 1/3 cup yogurt, the shallots, parsley, salt and pepper. Shape into 24 meatballs, each about 1-1/2 inches. Cook meatballs in skillet over medium heat about 5 minutes or until light brown on all sides. Stir in tomato puree and mushrooms; turn meatballs to coat with sauce. Cook about 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until meatballs are no longer pink in center. Remove meatballs from skillet. Cool sauce 5 minutes; stir in 2/3 cup yogurt and the horseradish. Divide meatballs, lettuce, tomatoes and sauce among pita breads. 8 servings

Posted To Fabfood September 1998~Busted With 2.0 <melizajane@aol.com>

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