Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Pitas


Slow cooked meatballs in tomato sauce offer familiar flavors with an exotic touch.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
10 servings


  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

  • 1 tablespoon Pure Wesson® Vegetable Oil

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 pounds ground sirloin beef (90% lean)

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans Hunt's® Tomato Sauce

  • 5 white pita breads (6 1/2 inch), cut in half, warmed

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley and mint


  1. Spray inside of 4.5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir together eggs, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, garlic and spices in large bowl until well combined. Add meat to egg mixture and mix until just combined. Divide and roll meat mixture evenly into 20 meatballs.

  2. Working in batches, brown meatballs in skillet until browned on all sides. Pour 1 can tomato sauce into bottom of slow cooker. Place meatballs on top of sauce. Pour remaining tomato sauce over meatballs. Cook on LOW 4 hours or HIGH 2 hours.

  3. To serve: Place 2 meatballs in each pita half and top with some sauce. Top each pita with cheese, parsley and mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
15g Fat
22g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 809mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.