Greek Meatball Sandwiches

Greek Meatball Sandwiches are a heart healthy dish that is low in fat and cholesterol.

1 egg, beaten (or Egg Beaters)
¼ cup skim milk
¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs
¼ cup snipped parsley
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1 clv garlic, crushed
¼ teaspoon crushed mint (more if fresh mint is used)
½ teaspoon salt
¾ pound lean ground beef
2 lrg pita bread, halved
½ cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt


Step 1 - Combine egg and milk. Stir in crumbs, parsley, onion, 3 teaspoons sesame seeds, garlic, mint and salt. Add ground beef and mix well. Shape into 1" meatballs. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray shortening. Brown meatballs. Cover and cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until done. (Can also be baked on a rack in the oven.) With a slotted spoon, remove meatballs from pan and drain on paper towels. Place meatballs in pita pockets and top with lettuce, tomatoes and yogurt. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds. Can be served hot or cold.

Yields: 4 servings

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