|Canned tomatoes||16 Ounce|
|Chili powder||2 Tablespoon|
|Pearl barley||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Hot water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Lean ground beef||1 Pound|
|Onion||1 Large, chopped|
|Chopped green pepper||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), pressed|
|Raisin||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Whole wheat pita bread||4 Large|
|Snipped parsley||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Plain yogurt||1 Pint|
Drain liquid from tomatoes into PYREXÂ® or CORNING WAREÂ® 3-qt.casserole; reserve tomatoes.
Stir in spices, barley and water.
Cover and microwave 20 minutes, stirring twice.
Combine beef, onion, green pepper and garlic in CORNING WAREÂ® 2 1/2-qt.shallow casserole.
Cook 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes.
Add meat mixture to barley mixture along with reserved tomatoes, the raisins, and salt and pepper.
Cover cook 5 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
To serve, cut pita bread crosswise, making "pockets"; spoon beef mixture into bread.
Stir parsley into yogurt; top meat filling with a spoon of yogurt.
For a lighter meal, serve the beef mixture on a crisp lettuce leaf.
Top with yogurt.
A microwave browner quickly sears and browns hamburgers, steaks or other meats that do not need long simmering.
The sloped surface of the grill drains juices away to create maximum browning.
Meat loaf cooks quickly and evenly through out when cooked in a ring-shape.
To prepare, use recipe calling for 2 lbs.ground meat.
Press mixture into mold, cover with wax paper and microwave 12 to 14 minutes.
Glaze with catsup, if desired.