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Greek Beef Pitas Recipe
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Greek Beef Pitas Recipe

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A local fast-food pita restaurant inspired me to make my own Greek-style sandwiches at home. Add olives if you like. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 4 whole pita breads, warmed
  • Additional chopped tomatoes and cucumber, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional toppings) equals 407 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 851 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, tomato, cucumber, dill and remaining salt. Spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture over each pita bread; top with 3 tablespoons yogurt sauce. If desired, top with additional tomatoes and cucumbers. Serve with remaining yogurt sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Greek Beef Pitas in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional toppings) equals 407 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 851 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

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