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Beef Pitas with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Beef Pitas with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

I've always wanted to tour the Mediterranean, but this is as close as I'll get... for now. Top these gyros with a yogurt sauce that doubles as a dip for pita chips. —Daniel Anderson, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 whole pita breads, warmed


  • 1. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, parsley, garlic and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss beef with herbs, pepper and remaining salt.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan.
  • 3. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve on pitas; top with onion and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pita with 1/4 cup sauce: 405 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 784mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 270193
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

"This was good. I made this recipe twice and the second time left out the parsley but added lemon. easy quick yummy meal!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 224508
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"I thought these had great flavor! I will definitely be making these again."

wgball User ID: 4021822 130285
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"My hubs and I had this just last night. I used a red onion instead of a white just for contrast. I used my own dried herbs instead of fresh and they worked out just fine. Just remember that dried measurements are different than fresh measurements. It was very, very good and I know we'll have it again."

conyop User ID: 1752962 206992
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"The beef and yogurt sauce are perfect together in a soft pita! My family loved this recipe. I pan fried the steaks whole and sliced them thin after cooking so I could keep them just a bit rare. Thanks trixiejo302 for the salad suggestion. It was a wonderful accompaniment!"

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 150909
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Yum! Instead of pitas, I used little whole wheat pita sandwich breads cause pitas were not available at my grocery store."

trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 61979
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"This is delicious and pairs VERY well with the Greek Vegetable salad also available on (0="

smfousek User ID: 3346128 78977
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"The recipe calls for 4t oil, divided, but doesn't say where to put 2 of the teaspoons. I put it in the bag with the meat and it was great. I also added chopped cucumber to the sauce and it was a nice addition."

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