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Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

 Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce
A good friend gave me this recipe when I first got married. I was a bit apprehensive to try it since the ingredients weren't that familiar to me, but, years later, it's now one of our family favorites. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • PITAS:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves


  • In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Refrigerate until
  • serving.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes
  • or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles;
  • drain. Add apple, raisins, curry powder and salt; cook until apple
  • is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve in pita halves with sauce.

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Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 4 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 2 filled pita halves with 1/3 cup sauce equals 429 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 36 g protein.