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Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

A good friend gave me this recipe when I first got married. I was a bit apprehensive to try it since the ingredients weren't that familiar to me, but, years later, it's now one of our family favorites. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • PITAS:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Add apple, raisins, curry powder and salt; cook until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve in pita halves with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 filled pita halves with 1/3 cup sauce: 429 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • sgronholz
    Sep 16, 2019

    My husband and I thought that these pitas were amazing! The cool and creamy cucumber sauce pairs perfectly with the fruity, curried ground beef filling...yum! I can't wait to make them again!

  • shankoene
    Jun 23, 2015

    ThIs is such a quick and tasty meal