Serves 5 large, 20 minis or triangles | Easy
On a busy day, there is nothing yummier than these amazing little sandwiches of goodness. Easy to prepare and serve they make a very good meal for the whole family. Being finger foods, they are also popular with the lil ones :) just remember to not use chilis for the kids portion of it. Use Mini pitas instead of large ones (available at supermarkets) and you got yourself an impressively yummy platter for a cocktail party or an appetiser.
500g minced lamb (you can use beef but lamb is better for this recipe, keeps it moist and not dry)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium capsicum, finely chopped
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1 bunch parsley, finely choppd
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp red chilis in oil (Shatta) found in most supermarkets in the sauces & pickles section
for extra spicy 1 gren chili, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
5 Pita breads or mini pitas
Preheat oven to 400F.
Mix all the chopped vegetables, herbs & seasoning. Add the minced lamb and mix till all ingredients are well blended.
Seperate bread layers, brush insides & out with seasoned olive oil. Place meat mix inside and spread on all of the bread. Top with another bread layer (keep insides of bread facing outwards). Fill all 5 Pita bread the same way.
Place on a baking sheet, and bake till browned and the meat is cooked through. Can be grilled with an elecrtic grill as well. the charred lines make it look even better :)
Serve hot (whole or cut into triangles) with hommus or yoghurt.
These Arayes are fabulous for cocktail parties too. Use mini Pita breads instead. Once grilled place on serving platter around a Hummus Dip or a Minted Yoghurt Dip. Divine!
Let me know what you think of these super yummy, super fast meat sandwiches, leave me a comment.