Hearty Pita Tacos
By kml9876 | Published on Tuesday February 01, 2011 | Categories: Food | Appetizers | Main Entree

Being the new year I decided to try and find recipes that were healthier. I found this recipe on page 45 of the Taste of Home Healthy Cooking April/May 2010 issue. It can also be found here. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not the biggest fan of wheat bread, pasta etc. I love my white bread! So I was a bit hesitant to try these tacos using wheat pita bread. I was surprised to discover how good they were!

  • 1 pound of lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can of (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup of frozen corn
  • 2/3 cup of taco sauce
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) of sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Sliced avocado and additional taco sauce, optional (I do not like avocado so I didn't add it it.)

  1. Directions
  2. In a large skillet cook the beef, red pepper, and the onions over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. 
  3. Drain the grease from the meat.
  4. Next stir in the beans, corn, taco sauce, olives, and seasonings. Heat the mixture through.
  5. Finally spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture into each pita half. Then sprinkle each taco with cheese. Serve with avocado and additional taco sauce if desired.

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Author: kml9876