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Meatball pitta pockets

“Set to be a family favourite and an all-round crowd pleaser, these are packed full of flavour from the Cook with M&S ancho chilli paste, creamy tzatziki and fresh salad. Cooking for little ones? Just leave out the chilli paste.” - chef Chris Baber

  • 4.0 Star
  • Timer Prep 20 min
    Cook 15 min
  • Chef hat Medium


Finely chop the white onions. Dice the cucumber. Chop the parsley. Quarter the cherry tomatoes.

And the rest...

  1. 1 Heat one tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and sweat down the onions. Once caramelised, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. 2 In a bowl, mix together the mince, breadcrumbs, cooked onions, and Cook with M&S ancho chilli paste. Form the meatballs from around one tbsp worth of mixture each.
  3. 3 In a hot pan, add one tbsp olive oil and fry the meatballs for 10 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, toast the pittas.
  4. 4 Mix the cucumber, parsley and tomatoes together in a bowl with a drizzle of one tbsp oil and salt and pepper.
  5. 5 Stir one tsp of ancho chilli paste through the tzatziki and add a generous dollop of the tzatziki mix to each pitta, along with the meatballs and dressed cucumbers and tomatoes.
  6. 6 Top tip: make an extra batch of the meatballs for the freezer to enjoy later with pasta and a rich tomato sauce. You can also make your own tzatziki by grating cucumber into yoghurt alongside lemon juice, dried or fresh mint, olive oil and seasoning.

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1 Review

  • Sab

    Delicious 😋 made my own tzatziki sauce but didn’t put the chilli paste through it as it tasted good without it.