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Home-Style Greek Sandwiches

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Home-Style Greek Sandwiches
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 10
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Filled pita breads with hot beef mixture with added yogurt sauce and topped with tomato-lettuce topping – a Greek-style slow-cooked dinner.
Updated May 17, 2013

Ingredients

Sandwiches

  • 2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10 oz) beef consommé
  • 10 pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Toppings

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped tomatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (6 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned; drain. In slow cooker, stir beef mixture and remaining sandwich ingredients except pita breads.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir all sauce ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 3
    Warm pita breads as directed on package. Using slotted spoon, fill each pita half with 3 to 4 tablespoons hot beef mixture; add 1 rounded tablespoon yogurt sauce. Top with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Enliven the flavor of the sauce and add even more Greek flavor by stirring in 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves.
  • tip 2
    Consommé is a clarified broth and is often sold as double strength. If you wish, substitute 1 1/4 cups beef broth or stock for consommé.
  • tip 3
    Both dried and fresh garlic are used in this recipe. Dried minced garlic will produce a more pronounced garlic flavor when slow cooking, while a fresh garlic clove is used to flavor the yogurt sauce. If desired, substitute 4 to 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped, for the dried minced garlic in the beef mixture.

Nutrition Information

400 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 26g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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