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Greek Beef Pitas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

A local restaurant that's famous for pitas inspired me to make my own Greek-style sandwiches at home. Feel free to add olives if you'd like. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana
Greek Beef Pitas Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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 beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, tomato, cucumber, dill and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture over each pita bread; top with 3 tablespoons yogurt sauce. If desired, top with additional tomatoes and cucumber. 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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