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Greek Beef Pitas

A local fast-food pita restaurant inspired me to make my own Greek-style sandwiches at home. Add olives if you like. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 4 whole pita breads, warmed
  • Optional: Additional chopped tomatoes and cucumber


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • In a small bowl, mix yogurt, tomato, cucumber, dill and remaining salt. Spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture over each pita bread; top with 3 tablespoons yogurt sauce. If desired, top with additional tomatoes and cucumbers. Serve with remaining yogurt sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 407 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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