Thai Beef Pitas

Thai Beef Pitas
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins to 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 medium-size sweet red peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves

Make It

1. Crumble beef into large nonstick skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Spoon off excess fat.

2. Add peppers, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 5 to 6 minutes or until peppers are softened.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cilantro, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir into beef mixture. Remove from heat.

4. Cut pitas in half and line insides with lettuce leaves. Fill each with about 1/2 cup of the beef mixture and serve.

5. Makes 4 servings.