Red, White and Blue Pita Pockets for Two Recipe

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Completely packed with delicious fillings, these pockets get their patriotic name from red peppers, white sour cream and tangy blue cheese. But don’t wait for the Fourth of July to serve them; they’re fantastic any night of the year! Charlene Chambers — Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 1 cup torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons sliced red onion

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pita half equals 341 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, oil and garlic; add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and blue cheese; set aside. Drain and discard marinade.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray, stir-fry beef for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Line pita halves with lettuce, red peppers and onion; fill each with 1/3 cup beef. Serve with sour cream mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Red, White and Blue Pita Pockets for Two in Healthy Cooking

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pita half equals 341 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied red wine.

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