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Spicy Beef And Mushrooms In Pita

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  Salad oil 1 Tablespoon
  Walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), coarsely broken
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound, sliced
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  6 inch pitas 2
  Lettuce leaves 4 Large

1. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot salad oil, cook walnuts, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove walnuts to paper towels to drain. Wipe skillet clean.
2. In same skillet over high heat, cook ground beef and onion, stirring, until pan juices evaporate and meat is browned. Add mushrooms, tomatoes with their liquid, sugar, red pepper, and salt; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
3. To serve, cut each pita crosswise in half; tuck a lettuce leaf into each pita half. Spoon meat mixture into pita; sprinkle with walnuts.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2053 Calories from Fat 1365

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 153 g235.6%

Saturated Fat 46.5 g232.6%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 320 mg106.7%

Sodium 1344.6 mg56%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.7%

Dietary Fiber 9 g35.8%

Sugars 16.6 g

Protein 95 g189.7%

Vitamin A 59.7% Vitamin C 42%

Calcium 17.3% Iron 41.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Beef And Mushrooms In Pita Recipe