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I’m cooking up a storm from Ellie’s new book, and good-for-you-or-not, dinner doesn’t get much better than these lamb and feta pizzas. Just like the title of the book says, these are “so easy…”
You start by browning some ground lamb with onions. Then Ellie tells you to drain off the fat, and you add chopped plum tomatoes (canned, diced tomatoes would work, I think). Then for the magic — along with parsley, salt and pepper, you add ground cinnamon. This does wonders for the lamb and will make your dinner guests swoon from the aroma.
Here’s the super easy part — you spread the lamb mixture on whole wheat pitas (that you’ve brushed with olive oil) for an instant crust.
Then add feta cheese (my market had some yummy flavored fetas, but the regular stuff will do fine) and pine nuts on top and pop your “pizzas” in the oven for about 10 minutes.
I suggest eating these straight from the oven, because the thin pita crust doesn’t hold heat for long. Oh, and call me to come over for dinner, because I can’t get enough of these. In fact, I made a double batch of the meat and bought extra pitas so I can make some more tomorrow night.