Beef Kabob Pitas

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Beef sirloin is seasoned with a cumin, coriander and cinnamon spice mix for this Mediterranean-inspired dish, perfect for sharing with family.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb top sirloin grilling steak cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped or 1 tsp/5ml dried
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1 green pepper cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 red onion cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 pita pockets
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced

Method

In bowl, mix oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Add steak and stir to coat; let stand for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.)

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix together yogurt, mint, lemon juice, and hot pepper sauce (if using); set aside.

Alternately thread beef, green pepper and onion onto 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning 3 times, until beef is browned but still pink inside, about 12 minutes.

Cut pitas in half to form pockets; divide lettuce and tomato among pockets. Push meat and vegetables from skewer into pocket. Spoon yogurt mixture over top.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 543 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 459.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 56.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 55.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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