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 Lamb pockets

Lamb Pockets


  • 1 eggplant (about 1 pound)

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • 3/4 pound lean ground lamb

  • 1 cup onion, sliced

  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped

  • Rosemary to taste

  • 4 tablespoons feta cheese

  • 4 pita rounds, 6-1/2 inches in diameter, cut in half and carefully opened


Preheat oven to 450°F. Wash eggplant and trim ends. Cut into 1-inch slices and arrange on a nonstick cookie sheet. Brush lightly with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Bake 10 minutes, turn, bake 10 minutes more. When cool, cut into bite-sized pieces.

Brown lamb in skillet, drain any excess fat. Put aside. Put remaining teaspoon of olive oil in skillet and cook onions until slightly browned. Add water (not more oil) if more cooking time is needed. Add garlic, lamb, parsley, tomatoes, and eggplant. Add fresh rosemary to taste. Cook until thoroughly combined and heated through. Stuff pita with mixture and feta.

Serves 4

Each serving contains about 498 calories, 48 g carbohydrates, 27 g protein, 22 g fat, 696 mg sodium, and 7 g fiber.