Beef Kofta in Pitta Pockets

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Serves: 4

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Prep: 10 mins

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Cook: 15 mins

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Kcal pp: 420

Ingredients Jump to method

Fruit & Veg

1 lemon

5 oz cherry tomatoes

½ cucumber

½ iceberg lettuce

½ red onion

½ bunch fresh mint


Meat

1 lb lean ground beef


Dried Goods

6 oz couscous


Condiments

1 tsp garam masala


Bread & Baking Goods

4 pitta breads


Pantry

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

Method

Begin by adding the couscous and 300ml boiling water to a heatproof bowl. Cover and leave for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, prepare the kofta by adding the ground beef, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp garam masala to a mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix and mold the kofta into 8 sausage-like shapes. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the kofta and fry until golden, turning regularly for around 8 minutes.


Meanwhile, slice the lettuce, half the tomatoes, and grate the onion and cucumber. Mix these in a bowl with salt and lemon juice.


Warm the pitta breads according to the packet instructions. Finely chop the mint and mix it into the couscous with a fork.


To serve, cut open the pittas to form a pocket and fill them evenly with fresh salad, couscous, and beef kofta.

 

Nutritional Data Per Portion

Energy

420 kcal

Total Fat

10.3 g

Saturated Fat

3.09 g

Carbohydrates

48.98 g

Sugar

6.52 g

Fibre

6.43 g

Protein

32.75 g

Sodium

45.69 mg

This nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Read full details here.