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Suppers: [Thursday] Greek Beef Pita Pockets

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Category: Beef, Main Dish, Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 sm Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tb Red wine vinegar
  • 1 ts Dried oregano
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Pepper
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 4 sm Pita breads
  • 4 Lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 Cucumber, thinly sliced


2/3 c Extra-thick plain yogurt
2 tb Fresh mint, chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 ts Lemon juice

In bowl, beat egg; mix in onion, vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper and
cinnamon. Mix in beef. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.

In large nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook
patties, in batches if necessary and turning once, for about 8 minutes or
until no longer pink inside.

Yogurt Mint Sauce: Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together yogurt, mint,
garlic and lemon juice.

Tip: If extra-thick yogurt is unavailable, prepare your own by using
drained yogurt. Place 1-1/3 cups plain yogurt in cheesecloth-lined sieve
set over bowl. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight or until yogurt is
reduced to about 2/3 cup.

Slice off top third of pita breads; open large piece to form pocket. Insert
top piece, cut side up, into pocket to strengthen bottom. Place 2 patties
in each pocket along with lettuce and cucumber. Spoon 1 tb of sauce into
each pocket; serve remaining sauce separately.

Dip crunchy carrots and broccoli into any extra sauce.

Per serving: about 425 calories, 31 g protein, 16 g fat, 40 g carbohydrate
excellent source iron.

Serve with: Carrot sticks and broccoli florets, Pineapple rings.

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