Mediterranean Beef and Salad Pita

Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
Servings: 4 servings

Recipe

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

Instructions

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.

2. Add lettuce, cheese, dressing and olives to beef mixture; toss to combine. Top pitas with equal amounts of beef mixture.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean Ground Beef: 505 calories; 24 g fat(8 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 81 mg cholesterol; 843 mg sodium; 39 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 31 g protein; 8.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 35.1 mcg selenium; 3.2 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitaminB6, vitaminB12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean Ground Beef: 438 calories; 16 g fat(5 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 81 mg cholesterol; 838 mg sodium; 39 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 33 g protein; 9.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 34.5 mcg selenium; 6.7 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitaminB6, vitaminB12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Meal Tips

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.