In Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, Paula Marchesi accompanies these pita pockets with pasta salad and sliced tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers. Tip: "To save time, you can make the garlic sauce up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate it," Paula offers.
Recommended: 65 Heart-Healthy Suppers
- 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, cut into thin 2-inch strips
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 6 lettuce leaves
- 3 pita breads (6 inches), halved and warmed
- Sprinkle pork with pepper and salt. In a large skillet, saute pork in oil until juices run clear. Add red peppers; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from the heat.
- In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk and garlic. Spoon pork mixture into lettuce-lined pita halves. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Pork Pockets in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p58
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011
"These are excellent. The sauce is so simple but tastes great."