Yeah, I know, sounds wrong doesn’t it?
But it’s true, works out at about 8 Syns (Slimming World), so for a Cheats Fast Food then it’s great, so good I’ve decided to write it down, that way I’ll remember it.
What you need
- Pack Extra Lean Lamb Mince (400g/500g)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Mixed herbs
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 very finely diced Red Onion
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli or 1/4 Mild Chilli finely diced (with or without seeds/pith, upto you on heat)
- Small handful fresh Mint
- Seasoning (Salt and Pepper)
Grab a bowl and drop in the dried ingredients, very finely dice the onion and chilli and add that, make sure you pop some Salt in with the onion, only a pinch or so for now.
Pop the mince in and get your hands in and mush it all together, work it well you want all the ingredients all the way through.
Add a good grind of Black pepper, and a good pinch of salt (Lamb really needs Salt) you can test the seasoning by taking a small patty and frying it. Add the chopped mint and give it a scrunch through, cover with clingfilm and pop in the fridge overnight, or a couple hours to let everything mingle.
To cook, take out the mixture, and form into a ‘log’, make sure you try to get the mince as tight as possible, try make sure there are no air pockets in the mixture.
Pop the ‘log’ onto a baking tray, pop in the oven at 180c for about 35 mins, Tip away any oil/fat and turn it over to caramelise the other side and pop back in the oven for 35 mins.
Take it out of the oven, let it stand for 10 minutes or so, take a sharp knife and slice as thinly as you can.
Warm your Pita bread through (White Pita Bread is 7 syns), pop the meat into the Pita, along with finely sliced Red Onions, Cabbage etc (your choice), great served with Mint Yoghurt (natural fat free Yoghurt, with finely chopped mint stirred through it).
The only Syns are in the Pita and any toppings, sauces etc you may use. Goes great with Potato Wedges made the same way as the Syn Free Chips and Salad.