Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita "Pizzas"
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Serves: 2
 
This fun Middle Eastern twist on pita pizzas make for a fun and unique, let quick meal idea!
Ingredients
  • 4 oz ground lamb
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 Tbsp water
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas
  • 6 Tbsp plain hummus
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler to 550 F.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb to pan; cook 4-5 minutes or until browned, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon. Remove lamb from pan.
  3. Add oil to the now empty skillet; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon); sauté 1 minute. Stir in water and tomato; bring to a simmer. Cook 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Stir in cooked lamb. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Place pita rounds on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until crisp. Spread 3 tablespoons hummus on each round. Top each serving with half of the lamb mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro and nuts.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pizza Calories: 487 Fat: 26.0 Carbohydrates: 46.5 Sugar: 5.5 Sodium: 833 Fiber: 6.5 Protein: 19.5 Cholesterol: 43
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2013/07/ground-lamb-and-hummus-pita-pizzas-weekly-menu/