Monday, September 28, 2009

Greek Nachos

This fabulous idea was seen on Tastespotting and it combined my love of finger foods, easy prep meals and the wonderful Greek flavors that burst in your mouth. It turned out great, and Ben wanted to make it again the next night. Success!

4-5 pitas, cut into triangles and lightly toasted (pita chips would also work)
1 lb ground lamb (I used beef... it was fine)
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp mint
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp lemon pepper
4-5 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cucumber, diced
8 oz Feta (about 225 grams)
1 jar olives
Pepperoncinis, diced
Tzatziki Sauce (Greek yogurt sauce)
parsley to garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 (176 C). Put the pita chips on a large baking sheet (baking paper underneath for easy cleanup) and bake in the oven with a little oil and salt drizzled on top. You just want to make them a bit crispy so only a few minutes should do the trick.

In a large skillet combine lamb, onion, garlic and spices and cook until meat is cooked through. Drain grease and pour on top of toasted pita triangles. Add tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives and pepperoncinis on top and bake for 10 minutes until warmed through.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately with Tzatziki sauce or hummus on the side.

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