This take on classic nachos combines crunchy pita chips, tangy feta cheese, and ground lamb. It’s a perfect appetizer for watching the game!
Prep: 45 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Yields: 12 Servings
4 lbsground American Lamb
1 1/4 lbsonions, chopped
2 tbspminced garlic
1 tbspdried oregano
1 tbspsmoked paprika
2 tspfennel seeds, toasted and crushed
1 tspcracked black pepper
dashSalt, to taste
1 gallonplain pita chips, warmed
3 cupsfresh, ripe, diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cupssliced scallions (green onions)
1 1/2 cupscrumbled feta
1 1/2 cupsKalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1 1/2 cupsnonfat yogurt, Greek-style
12 fresh mint sprigs
1In a deep skillet, cook the lamb over medium-high heat until almost completely browned. Stir in the onions, garlic, oregano, paprika, fennel, and pepper and continue to cook until onions are almost golden. Adjust the seasoning with salt as needed. Remove from the heat and keep warm until ready to serve.
2To serve: For each serving, place 1 1/2 cups warmed pita chips on a small platter or dinner plate. Top with 1 cup of the lamb-onion mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup tomatoes, 2 tablespoons scallions, 2 tablespoons feta, and 2 tablespoons olives. Top with 2 tablespoons yogurt and garnish with the mint. Serve hot.
Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board