Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Taco Pitas

I'm not very photogenic.

Neither are ground beef and cheese.

I tried my hardest to display the true tastiness of this meal.

These were so good that they made me break my cardinal rule: Do not make the same thing for supper twice in one week.

(As soon as Andy reads this, he's going to think we can have pizza 2-3 times a week again...not happening.)

Here's my new favorite way to stuff pitas:

Taco Pitas (4 servings, 40 min)

1 lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning (or 3 TB homemade)
1/2 can diced tomatoes, undrained (a standard can is about 10 oz, so you need about 5 oz)
1/3 c water
1 c shredded Mexican cheese
1 green pepper, chopped
8 pita halves

1. Brown ground beef in skillet over med-high heat. Drain. In skillet, add taco seasoning, tomatoes, and water to ground beef. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 15 min or until thickened. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350.

2. Fill pita halves with ground beef mixture. Top beef mixture with cheese and green peppers. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 min or until cheese is melted.

*This recipe is extrememly versatile. You can add onions or any toppings you'd like. You can also substitute diced tomatoes with green chilis or even salsa in place of the tomatoes.
*I usually halve or even quarter this recipe. I also cut the amount of ground beef in half and it still tastes great and provides plenty of filling for the pitas.
*I prefer whole wheat pitas with this recipe. Of course, I'm biased toward homemade ones.

Cost: $4.10

I have to thank my mom for this recipe. It's staying in our rotation! These pitas are full of flavor and so easy to eat! I loved how the ground beef didn't make a mess all over my plate. This recipe's staple ingredients make it an easy meal to pull together at the last minute, especially when I have frozen pitas on hand.

My inspiration: Mom
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  1. I am going to try these with the homemade Pitas!! Can't wait!!!

  2. These sound and look really good! You say the picture isn't the greatest but it has sold me!