Beef and Bulgur Pitas Beef and Bulgur Pitas

Author: Canadian Living

Increase the amount of grains in your diet by adding them to a pita stuffing. Not only do grains add valuable nutrients but they also let you reduce the amount of meat.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003



In saucepan, bring 3/4 cup (175 mL) water to boil; stir in bulgur. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until no liquid remains, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, sauté beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any fat from pan.

Add carrot, zucchini, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomato juice and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until liquid is almost evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in bulgur, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the coriander and lime juice.

Cut top third off each pita; place inside each bottom. Line each with lettuce leaf and some of the cucumber. Spoon in beef mixture; top with tomatoes, remaining cucumber, yogurt and remaining coriander.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 413 mg
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 372.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 818 mg
  • Cholesterol 32 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 59 g


  • Iron 35.0
  • Folate 36.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Vitamin A 60.0
  • Vitamin C 35.0
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