Southwest Pita Pizzas Recipe

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For a quick meal guaranteed to please all, try this recipe. These individual pizzas have so much flavor and spice!—Gloria Taylor, Amarillo, Texas
Recommended: Your March Meal Plan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches)
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons canned diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 563 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 847mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in chilies.
  2. Place pita breads on an ungreased baking sheet; spread with enchilada sauce. Top with beef mixture and cheese.
  3. Bake at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream, jalapenos, lettuce and tomato. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Pita Pizzas in Country Woman February/March 2009, p36

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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