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Bean 'n' Burger Pockets Recipe
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Bean 'n' Burger Pockets Recipe

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This recipe started out as an alternative to baked beans—just for a change of taste. One day I decided to add ground beef an other ingredients, and not it's a main dish we enjoy often. —Gwen Parsons, Boring, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 5 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 5 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon each dried thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 pita breads, halved
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 534 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,301 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, brown sugar and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in beans; heat through. Spoon about 1/2 cup into each pita half. Top with cheese if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Bean 'n' Burger Pockets in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 534 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,301 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 37 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

Easy and yummy! I used lima beans, red beans, and black-eyed peas. Everyone on our camping trip loved it! Great on nachos too!

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