Cheeseburger Pitas Recipe

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Cheeseburger Pitas Recipe
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Cheeseburger Pitas Recipe

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"Years ago, my mom converted a stuffed pepper recipe into this easy pita sandwich that calls for leftover rice," relates Becky Floyd of Riverside, California. "I've loved it since I was a kid, and now it's one of my husband's favorites, too." TIP: "For added convenience, use frozen diced green pepper and onions," advised Becky.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 pita pocket halves

Directions

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the rice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in cheese; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture into pita pockets. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheeseburger Pitas in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p54

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 pita pocket halves
  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the rice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Stir in cheese; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture into pita pockets. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheeseburger Pitas in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p54

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ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 229833
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Loved these! Super easy and delicious - they were a big hit with my husband and son! I added chopped lettuce to each pita pocket and topped with sour cream before serving."

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db7088 User ID: 1631150 118940
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"I was using flour tortillas because I had no pitas. Even my 6 year old son did love it and he is hard to please when it comes to food"

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saradeering User ID: 2547226 138071
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"I love this recipe, so flavorful and easy to make. Can be doubled very easy. The filling freezes very well."

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