Mediterranean Beef and Salad Pita

Traditional ingredients like feta, olives and pita bread give this salad a Mediterranean twist. The addition of Ground Beef gives it a boost of power-packed protein.

  • 30
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS
  • 510
    Cal
  • 31 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup crumbled herb-flavored feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup prepared regular or reduced fat non-creamy Italian dressing or other vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata or ripe olives, chopped
  • 4 pita breads, toasted

Cooking:

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Pour off drippings.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  2. Add lettuce, cheese, dressing and olives to beef mixture; toss to combine. Top pitas with equal amounts of beef mixture.

505 CALORIES

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8g SAT FAT

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31g PROTEIN

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4.7 mg IRON

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3.2 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 505 Calories; 216 Calories from fat; 24g Total Fat (8 g Saturated Fat; 8 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 81 mg Cholesterol; 843 mg Sodium; 39 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.6 g Dietary Fiber; 31 g Protein; 4.7 mg Iron; 8.3 mg Niacin; 0.5 mg Vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg Vitamin B12; 3.2 mg Zinc; 35.1 mcg Selenium.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber.

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