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Cheeseburger Pitas

"Years ago, my mom converted a stuffed pepper recipe into this easy pita sandwich that calls for leftover rice," relates Becky Floyd of Riverside, California. "I've loved it since I was a kid, and now it's one of my husband's favorites, too." TIP: "For added convenience, use frozen diced green pepper and onions," advised Becky.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 pita pocket halves


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the rice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture into pita pockets.

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  • ShannonMLeger
    Jul 19, 2015

    Loved these! Super easy and delicious - they were a big hit with my husband and son! I added chopped lettuce to each pita pocket and topped with sour cream before serving.

  • db7088
    Jan 16, 2011

    I was using flour tortillas because I had no pitas. Even my 6 year old son did love it and he is hard to please when it comes to food

  • bdfloyd
    Aug 21, 2010

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  • saradeering
    Feb 18, 2010

    I love this recipe, so flavorful and easy to make. Can be doubled very easy. The filling freezes very well.

  • katlaydee3
    Nov 18, 2009

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    Aug 9, 2008

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    May 29, 2008

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    Dec 23, 2005

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