FOX 4 Healthy Habits: Greek-style beef pita recipe

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GREEK-STYLE BEEF PITA

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound beef Sirloin Tip Steaks, cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup plain or seasoned hummus
  • 4 whole wheat pita breads, cut crosswise in half

Instructions:

Stack beef steaks; cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1-inch wide strips. Combine beef and lemon pepper in medium bowl.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 3 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef, adding remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet, if necessary.

Spread hummus evenly in pita pockets. Fill with equal amounts of beef and toppings, as desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 420 calories; 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 75 mg cholesterol; 723 mg sodium; 44 g carbohydrate; 6.6 g fiber; 32 g protein

(Source:  National Beef Council)

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