Mediterranean Sloppy Joe Pita

Description: Using ingredients that are familiar to St. Joseph, Fr. Leo recreates a Mediterranean version of the American ‘Sloppy Joe’.

Serving: 4-5 People      

Prep time:  10 mins               

Cooking Time: 20 mins



I  cup  Couscous, Cooked

¼  cup  Ground Lamb

1 cup Zucchini, diced

1   cup  Cucumber, diced

½  cup  Cherry Tomatoes, halved

1  cup  Chickpeas, cooked and strained

1/4  cup  Red Onion, minced

1/2  cup  Feta Cheese, crumbled

1  Tbsp  Olive Oil

1  Tbsp  Lemon Juice

1  tsp  Cumin

1 tsp  Dried Oregano

1-2 Tbsp  Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste) 

1-2 dashes    Salt and Pepper to taste

1-2 cups Fresh Arugula 


How To Make:

  1. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and red onions until caramelized.
  2. Add red bell pepper and zucchini to skillet, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook until charred, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the ground lamb to the pan, break it apart, and cook until fully browned, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, cumin, couscous, and stir together until incorporated.
  5. Season with oregano, cumin, and tahini. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Tear pita bread and fill with arugula, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, and lamb mixture.