Thursday, November 11, 2010

Favorite recipe

I've found a great recipe that works well for all family members (except Sam, he doesn't eat anything except carbs).  It's really easy and delicious.

Hearty Pita Tacos
From Taste of Home - Healthy Cooking

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I use ground turkey)
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2/3 cup taco sauce
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Sliced avocado and additional taco sauce, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, red pepper and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, corn, taco sauce, olives and seasonings; heat through.
  • Spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture into each pita half. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with avocado and additional taco sauce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
My notes:
I usually make my own pitas, but store bought are good also.  I also add shredded lettuce.  If I don't have time to get all the spices out I just use 2 tsp of taco seasoning.