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Stuffed Pita Pockets




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Certainly! Here's a recipe for Beef and Mushroom Pita Pockets:


For the Filling:

- 1 pound (450g) lean ground beef

- 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped

- 1 small onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 teaspoon olive oil

- 1 teaspoon dried thyme

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 4 pita bread rounds

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

- 1 cup Greek yogurt

- 1/2 cucumber, finely grated

- 1 clove garlic, minced

- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish:

- Sliced tomatoes

- Sliced cucumbers

- Sliced red onions

- Fresh parsley leaves, chopped




**For the Beef and Mushroom Filling:**

1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes translucent.

2. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it apart with a spoon, until it's browned and cooked through.

3. Stir in the finely chopped mushrooms and dried thyme. Continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms have released their moisture and are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Remove the skillet from heat and set aside.

**For the Tzatziki Sauce:**

1. In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, finely grated cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the tzatziki sauce.

**Assembling the Pita Pockets:**

1. Warm the pita bread rounds in the oven or microwave for a few seconds to make them more pliable.

2. Cut the pita bread in half to create pockets.

3. Spread a generous spoonful of tzatziki sauce inside each pita pocket.

4. Fill each pocket with a portion of the beef and mushroom mixture.

5. Add slices of tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.

6. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves.

7. Serve your Beef and Mushroom Pita Pockets immediately, and enjoy!

These pita pockets are a delightful combination of savory beef and mushrooms, cool tzatziki sauce, and fresh vegetables. They make for a satisfying and delicious meal.




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