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Peppered Pork Pitas Recipe

Peppered Pork Pitas Recipe

The combination of tender pork and sweet red peppers in these sandwiches will appeal to the whole family. Sometimes I also add caramelized onions. The sandwiches are especially good with garlic mayo. Have fun experimenting with your own variations. —Katherine White, Clemmons, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and julienned
  • 4 whole pita breads, warmed
  • Garlic mayonnaise and torn leaf lettuce, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine pork, oil, pepper and garlic; toss to coat. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture; cook and stir until no longer pink. Stir in red peppers; heat through. Serve on pita breads with mayonnaise and lettuce if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup pork mixture with 1 pita bread equals 380 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.