Middle Eastern Lamb & Quinoa Patties Recipe

These patties use quinoa, a Whole Grain that is growing in popularity. The recipe provides two servings of Whole Grain per person

  • Whole Grain Goodness

    Prep Time

    25 mins

  • Whole Grain Goodness

    Cook Time

    10 mins

  • Whole Grain Goodness

    Serves

    4

  • Whole Grain Goodness

    Cost Per Serving

    £1.74

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories481 kcal

    Calories

    Calories are a measure of the amount of energy in food and drink. Your weight depends on the balance between how much energy you consume and how much energy you use up. If you eat or drink more than you use you can gain weight. If you don’t eat enough you can lose it.

  • Fat17g

    Fat

    Your body wouldn’t function without fat. Fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. It provides fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. But as fat is a rich source of energy (calories), it can easily contribute to weight gain.

  • Saturates4g

    Saturates

    On average as a nation it seems we’re consuming too much saturated fat. Eating too much can increase your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Carbs49g

    Carbs

    Starchy foods like bread, breakfast cereals or potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and should make up just over a third of the food you eat. When eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to fuel cells in your body like brain and muscle cells. Some people think starchy carbohydrates are fattening, but gram for gram it contains less than half the calories of fat. Choose whole grain or high fibre varieties where you can as they often contain more nutrients.

  • Sugars5g

    Sugars

    On average in the UK we eat too much sugar. Foods and drinks high in sugars are not needed in the diet. So if you have them, make sure they're infrequent and in small amounts, or you risk tooth decay or obesity.

  • Fibre4g

    Fibre

    Fibre is classed as a carbohydrate and you should aim to eat 30g fibre each day. Eating plenty of fibre is good for your digestive health and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

  • Protein32g

    Protein

    All cells and tissues contain protein, so it’s essential for growth, repair and good health. Protein from animal sources such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by the body. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can get the protein you need through eating a variety of different plant sources such as pulses, nuts and cereals.

  • Salt1g

    Salt

    A small amount of salt is needed in your diet but too much can raise your blood pressure, which increases risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Adults shouldn’t eat more than about 1 teaspoon (6g) per day – and that includes salt already in the foods you eat, not just the salt you add, so check nutrition labels on food packs.

Print Recipe

Rate Recipe

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2)
Loading...

Thanks for rating. Now leave a tip or review

Whole Grain Goodness

Ingredients

  • 100g quinoa
  • 400g lean minced lamb
  • 2tsp harissa paste
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 25g toasted pine nuts
  • 1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 wholemeal pittas, toasted
  • A little salad

Method

  1. Place the quinoa and 300ml cold water in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the lamb, harissa, tomato paste and pine nuts. Stir in the quinoa and divide into 8, mould into round patties shapes.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the patties for 8-10 minutes until cooked throughout, turning occasionally
  4. Serve in toasted pittas with a little salad.

Cooking Tips

  • Serve with Tzatziki spooned into the pitta. Try moulded onto kebab sticks and grilled before placing in the pittas

Whole Grain GoodnessLeave a tip or review

Whole Grain Goodness