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Kibbe Sandwiches

Yield 2 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup bulgur (cracked wheat), uncooked
  • 5 ounces lean ground lamb
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of ground allspice
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (8-inch) pita bread round, cut in half crosswise
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free cucumber dressing

Nutrition Information

  • calories 371
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 22.3 g
  • carbohydrate 50.1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 47 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 602 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pour water over bulgur in a small bowl; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Combine bulgur, lamb, and next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Shape mixture into 10 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.

  2. Place meatballs on rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 30 minutes or until done.

  3. Line each pita half with 2 lettuce leaves; place 1/4 cup sprouts and 5 meatballs in each. Top evenly with cucumber dressing.

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