Beefy Greek Pita Folds

Enjoy dinner tonight with these delicious ground beef and veggies filled Greek pita bread sandwiches – ready in just 20 minutes!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
small onion, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1/2
cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
1/2
cup chopped seeded tomato
1
container (8 oz) low-fat plain yogurt (1 cup)
1
teaspoon dried dill weed
4
soft Greek-style pita breads (6 or 7-inch), heated

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  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef, onion, garlic, oregano and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain. Stir in olives.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together cucumber, tomato, yogurt, dill and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 3 On each of 4 individual serving plates, Spoon 1/4 of beef mixture on half of each pita. Top each with yogurt mixture; fold other half of pita over filling. Serve with remaining yogurt mixture.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef, onion, garlic, oregano and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain. Stir in olives.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together cucumber, tomato, yogurt, dill and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 3 On each of 4 individual serving plates, Spoon 1/4 of beef mixture on half of each pita. Top each with yogurt mixture; fold other half of pita over filling. Serve with remaining yogurt mixture.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you have fresh dill in the garden, use one tablespoon of chopped dill in place of the dried dill.

Greek gyros are pita sandwiches typically made from roasted lamb. Seasoned with garlic and oregano, the ground beef in this recipe takes on the flavor of gyro.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
780mg
780%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.