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Ginger-Orange Beef Pita Sandwiches

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 4 hr 50 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Love sandwiches? Spoon beef, onion, bell pepper and jicama slow cooked with an orange twist, into pita breads for a hearty yet easy dinner.

Ingredients

1
pound beef boneless round steak
1
medium red onion, cut into eighths
1
medium orange bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium jicama, peeled and cut into julienne strips (1 1/2 cups)
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1/3
cup orange juice
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
package (6 ounces) frozen snap pea pods, thawed
3
pita breads (6 inches in diameter), cut in half to form pockets
Chutney, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Trim excess fat from beef. Cut beef lengthwise into 2-inch strips. Cut strips crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  • 2 Place beef, onion, bell pepper and jicama in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix orange peel, orange juice, gingerroot and salt; pour over beef and vegetables.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 4 Stir in snap pea pods. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 15 minutes or until pea pods are crisp-tender.
  • 5 Spoon beef mixture into pita breads. Serve with Golden Fruit Chutney.
  • 1 Trim excess fat from beef. Cut beef lengthwise into 2-inch strips. Cut strips crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  • 2 Place beef, onion, bell pepper and jicama in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix orange peel, orange juice, gingerroot and salt; pour over beef and vegetables.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 4 Stir in snap pea pods. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 15 minutes or until pea pods are crisp-tender.
  • 5 Spoon beef mixture into pita breads. Serve with Golden Fruit Chutney.

Expert Tips

To peel or not to peel gingerroot-that is the question. The great thing is, you can do either! Plus, if you would rather not spend the extra couple of minutes finely chopping the gingerroot, use a grater instead. Grate against the fibrous strings on the narrow ends of the gingerroot instead of the wider flat side. You can also see the fibers when you slice off a piece of gingerroot.

This gingery beef mixture makes a fabulous sandwich, and it also makes a fabulous dinner when served with hot cooked basmati or jasmine rice and chutney. Finish the dinner with a cup of steaming tea and a bowl of coconut pudding.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
195
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
35mg
Sodium
370mg
Total Carbohydrate
31g
Dietary Fiber
7g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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