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Greek Beef Pita Sandwiches

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Easy

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 english (or hot house) cucumber
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt (16 oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 lb. ground beef (I use 80% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • salt & pepper
  • pita bread

Instructions

Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Grate 1 cup of cucumber with box grater.
  2. Grate 1 clove of garlic with zester or mince as finely as possible.
  3. Stir together cucumber, yogurt, grated garlic, 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of dried dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Refrigerate until serving.

Cucumber Salad

  1. Thinly slice the rest of the cucumber.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, vinegar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of dill.
  3. Stir together and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Beef

  1. Chop onion and mince remaining 2 cloves of garlic.
  2. Heat large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil to pan.
  4. When oil is hot, add onion, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and ground beef to pan, stirring to break up meat, and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until meat is cooked through.
  6. Stir in cinnamon, worcestershire sauce, and ketchup.
  7. Lower heat, season with salt and pepper and cook for another 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and set aside.

Pita Sandwich

  1. Warm pitas as desired and stuff beef mixture into pita bread, topping with tzatziki.
  2. Serve the cucumber salad on the side.

Notes

If you are into meal prep, the ground beef mixture could be made a few days in advance and the tzatziki a day before.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 546
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 576 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 56 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 76 mg