Monday, August 24, 2009

Beef and Spinach Pitas


I'm eager to share a delicious new recipe that I made for dinner tonight. Not only was it very satisfying, it was quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and nutritious, too! This "keeper" came from Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely. Of course, if you've been following my blog for any length of time, you will know that I can't make a recipe without tweaking it a bit! :) So, here is my version of Beef and Spinach Pitas:


Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 ounces mushrooms, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

1 bag baby spinach

1/2 teaspoon thyme

salt and pepper to taste

6 whole-wheat pitas

grated Mexican 4-cheese (optional)

sour cream (optional)

Note: This serves six, so I doubled all ingredients for my family.



Directions:
1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef, breaking up into little pieces.

2. Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms, and cook until vegetables are tender. Drain.

3. Add can diced tomatoes, seasonings, and spinach.

4. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until spinach wilts.

5. Cut pitas in half.

6. Spoon mixture into pitas (using a slotted spoon) and top with a little grated cheese or sour cream, if desired.

7. Serve with carrot sticks.


Per serving:

394 calories

16 g. fat

23 g. protein

42 g. carbohydrates

6 g. dietary fiber


(Note: if you only eat 1/2 pita, which was enough for me, you can cut the numbers above in half!)


Enjoy!

3 comments:

Amy Ellen said...

These look great! I'll have to try them...

Amy Ellen at Health Begins With Mom

Vivianna said...

Sounds and looks yummy... will have to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,

Monica said...

That looks really delicious! I've been looking for some variety. We've been in a bit of a rut lately with dinner.
Thanks!
~I always tweak too (except for cookie recipes)!~

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