Monday, November 12, 2012

Beef Pitas

I've been looking for a recipe for a beef filling for gyro-like pitas that I can make at home. I'm happy I found this recipe and tried it. It was super easy and quick. I was starving when I got home tonight after working out and was able to whip this up pretty quickly. I used hummus in mine, but you could use tzatziki and top with thinly sliced onions if you want. I used store-bought hummus (The one time I made hummus I was not impressed with myself.) and the flat bread from Trader Joe's. I'll definitely make this again.


  • 1/2 large white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 small bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small tomato, diced finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt

  • pita bread
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • hummus and/or tzatziki

In a food processor, combine the onions, garlic, and parsley until finely minced.

Remove to a large bowl and add in the beef, tomato, garam masala, and lemon juice.

Season with salt.

Mix with your hands until well combined.

Cook meat mixture on medium heat, stirring periodically.

TIP: I drained off the liquid as it cooked out of the meat.

Taste and add salt if needed.

Serve in warm pitas with hummus, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes.

Source: Food Network


  1. I made this last night. We had been craving them since the ward activity! I'm printing it now to put in our "family favorites" recipe notebook because I know it's something I'll want to make many times. I think I put a tsp or even more of garam masala rather than just 1/4 tsp. I have so much of the stuff that I wanted to use more:)

  2. Yay, Steph! Glad they were a success. I definitely think they could use more garam masala. 1/4 teaspoon is nothing and I love that stuff!