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Middle Eastern Lamb & Quinoa Patties

 

Ingredients

  • 100g  quinoa
  • 400g  lean minced lamb
  • 2tsp  harissa paste
  • 1tbsp  tomato paste
  • 25g  toasted pine nuts
  • 1tbsp  rapeseed oil
  • To  serve:
  • 4  wholemeal pittas, toasted
  • A little  salad

These patties use quinoa, a wholegrain that is growing in popularity. The recipe provides two servings of wholegrain per person.

25 minutes to prepare  and  10 minutes to cook.

Serves 4

£1.50-£1.74 per serving

Total time 35 minutes

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Middle Eastern Lamb & Quinoa Patties

Recipe details

These patties use quinoa, a wholegrain that is growing in popularity. The recipe provides two servings of wholegrain per person.



Ingredients

  • 100g  quinoa
  • 400g  lean minced lamb
  • 2tsp  harissa paste
  • 1tbsp  tomato paste
  • 25g  toasted pine nuts
  • 1tbsp  rapeseed oil
  • To  serve:
  • 4  wholemeal pittas, toasted
  • A little  salad

Nutritional information

  • Carbohydrates: 49
  • Calories: 481
  • Sugar: 5
  • Salt: 1
  • Fat: 17
  • Saturated fat: 4
  • Fibre: 4
  • Protein: 32

Instructions

  1. Place the quinoa and 300ml cold water in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the lamb, harissa, tomato paste and pine nuts. Stir in the quinoa and divide into 8, mould into round pattie shapes.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the patties for 8-10 minutes until cooked throughout, turning occasionally.
  4. Serve in toasted pittas with a little salad.

Cook's tips:

Serve with Tzatziki spooned into the pitta. Try moulded onto kebab sticks and grilled before placing in the pittas.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Carbohydrates : 49
  • Calories : 481
  • Sugar : 5
  • Salt : 1
  • Fat : 17
  • Saturated fat : 4
  • Fibre : 4
  • Protein : 32