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Beef Pitas with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Beef Pitas with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Start your Greek menu with a tasty gyro. Top it with a yogurt sauce that doubles as a dip for pita chips. — Daniel Anderson, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 whole pita breads, warmed

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, parsley, garlic and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss beef with herbs, pepper and remaining salt.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan.
  • 3. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve in pitas; top with onion and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pita with 1/4 cup sauce equals 405 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 784 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.