I like to feed my guys before they head out to their baseball games so they don't have to eat ballpark food. I whipped these up for them the other day.
I used 1 pound of ground beef but you can use lamb or chicken if you want.
I made pita too. These are very simple: pour 1-1/4 C. of water in the bowl of your mixer. Add 1 T. rapid rise yeast, 2 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt and gradually add 3 to 3-1/2 C. flour. Mix until you have a smooth ball, about 8 minutes. Cut them in pieces any size you want. I made 10 out of this recipe. Roll them out to 1/4 inch thickness and let them rise on parchment covered cookie sheets for about 1/2 hour.
To your ground meat, add 4 T. chopped parsley, 1 tsp. mint, 1 onion grated, as much diced garlic as you can handle, S&P, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. cumin and 1 tsp. coriander. Mix this together thoroughly. I absentmindedly deleted the photo of these cooking but just form them into sausage shapes and cook them in a bit of olive oil in a heavy frying pan until they are browned. Better yet, cook them on your grill.
My pita puffed! I have always had trouble getting pita to puff but this recipe works.
Cool the pita on a rack.
Mix some lettuce with some crumbled feta and sprinkle it with the dressing of your choice. I had some Italian that I just made so I used it.
Split the pita and stuff it with the kafta and salad.
I served it with the hot pot soup I showed yesterday. An Asian/Turkish meal.