Mediterranean Beef and Salad Pita

Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Makes 4 Servings


Cooking Process

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Pour off drippings.
  2. Add lettuce, cheese, dressing and olives to beef mixture; toss to combine. Top pitas with equal amounts of beef mixture.

Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 438 calories; 16 g fat(5 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 81 mg cholesterol; 838 mg sodium; 39 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 33 g protein; 9.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 34.5 mcg selenium; 6.7 mg zinc.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Recipe courtesy The Beef Checkoff