Hot Pita Pockets

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Nov. 10, 2011

Ingredients

Lean ground beef 1/2 Pound
Lean ground pork 1/2 Pound
Tomatoes 2 , diced
Bottled barbecue sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Hot Variety)
Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 1/4 Teaspoon
Leaf oregano 1/8 Teaspoon , crumbled
Green onions 2 , sliced
Zucchini 1 Small , cut into julienne strips
Sweet red pepper 1/2 Small , cut into julienne strips
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , finely chopped
Water 2 Tablespoon
Whole wheat pita bread 4 Large , halved
Lettuce 4 Ounce , shredded
Cheddar cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , shredded (For Garnish)
Pitted black olives 12 , sliced (For Garnish)

Directions

MAKING

1. In a 2 quart microwave safe casserole dish mix the pork and beef and microwave at full power for 4 minutes (or until the meat turns brown) covered with microwave safe plastic wrap, stirring in between 2-3 times.

2. Remove from the microwave and drain all the extra fat if any.

3. Now mix the barbecue sauce, worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin and oregano, cover tightly with microwave-safe plastic wrap and microwave at full power for 5 to 6 minutes(or until boiling) stirring twice.

4. Now take a 1 ½ quart microwave safe casserole dish and in it put the green onion, zucchini, red pepper, garlic and water cover tightly with microwave-safe plastic wrap and microwave at full power for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked properly.

5. Take it out and drain any extra liquid and mix nicely with the meat.

FINALIZING

6. Open the pita bread from one side, leaving the skin half attached, line with the shredded lettuce, ladle in some of the meat mixture and top it with cheddar cheese and olives.

SERVING

7. Serve it while the meat mixture is still hot with your favourite dip or fries.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 535Calories from Fat 202

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 743 mg30.96%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.7%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 36 g72%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet