Black Bean Fajita Meatball Pitas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 214.3
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 213.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 17.2 g

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Introduction

A serious twist on a lunchtime meal! It's from Clean Eating And I only do 1/2 pita. When I put the serving # to 12 it went to over 400 cals. The CE recipe says it's 340. If you just do 1/2 pita it's 215. Can't beat it! You must use the toppings! I also switched turkey for the beef. A serious twist on a lunchtime meal! It's from Clean Eating And I only do 1/2 pita. When I put the serving # to 12 it went to over 400 cals. The CE recipe says it's 340. If you just do 1/2 pita it's 215. Can't beat it! You must use the toppings! I also switched turkey for the beef.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients


    2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
    1lb extra lean ground beef
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp oregano
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 egg white (I used egg substitute)
    2 tsp lime juice, divided
    olive oil cooking spray
    2 medium green bell peppers, sliced
    1 large onion, sliced
    6 ww pitas
    1 avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
    1 tomato diced
    1 cup plain low fat yogurt
    1 tsp lime juice
    4 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 425. Mash beans until smooth but chunky. In a large bowl, mix mashed beans, spices, garlic, egg white, lime juice with clean hands until blended well. Roll mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 1/2 in. diameter. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet listed with cooking spray. Bake in oven for 15 min.
2. While the meatballs are cooking, spray a medium saucepan with cooking spray and set over medium high heat until hot. Add peppers and onion and saute for 5 to 10 min., until crisp, tossing frequently
3. Make yogurt sauce by adding 1 tsp. of lime juice.
4. Build it! Take 1/2 pita, fill it with 2 meatballs, yogurt sauce, peppers and onions, avocado and tomatoes.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LALASTRIVE.

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