After flipping through the Taste of Home magazine I came across Curried Beef Pita Pockets and it looked so good I just had to make it. I of course modified it a little bit to suit my tastes. The filling was where I made the most changes and I think it really worked. It was simple to put together and would hold up for leftovers too. As a side note if you can handle tacos you can handle this recipe. If you like more spice add some hot sauce to the filling.
Filling: 1 Pound Ground Beef (I used 85% lean) ~ 1/2 cup diced onion ~ 1 cup corn ~ 1 TBSP Taco Seasoning 1/4 TSP Salt ~ Pita Pockets
Sauce: 1 cup Greek Yogurt ~ 1 cup Diced Cucumber ~ 1 TBS Minced Garlic ~ 1 TSP Dill ~ 2 TSP Lemon Juice ~ 1/4 TSP Salt
Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate up to 30 minutes before serving.
Brown the ground beef and onion in a saute pan.
- 1 Pound Ground Beef (I used 85% lean) ~ ½ cup diced onion ~ 1 cup corn ~ 1 TBSP Taco Seasoning ¼ TSP Salt ~ Pita Pockets
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt ~ 1 cup Diced Cucumber ~ 1 TBS Minced Garlic ~ 1 TSP Dill ~ 2 TSP Lemon Juice ~ ¼ TSP Salt
- Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small ball and refrigerate up to 30 minutes before serving.
- Brown the ground beef and onion in a saute pan. Drain. Add the corn to the pan, mixing in the taco seasoning and salt and cook until the corn has softened approximately 4-6 minutes. Spoon the filling into the pita pocket and top with the Cucumber Dill sauce.
Biana Perez says
You always have the best recipes – the dill sauce sounds relish and healthy since it’s yogurt based!! Thanks for sharing this!!
Thank you! Making me blush. Yes, I love being able to use yogurt to make it a little healthier whenever possible. Hope you try it.
love cucumber dill sauce, so i can’t wait to make these!
Thank you. Hope you like it.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
These look delicious! I love cucumber sauce.
I could use cucumber sauce on just about anything. One of my favorite sauces.
I love dill sauce! Thanks for the awesome recipe. =)
Very welcome. Hope you give it a try.
mmm i LOVE dill sauce. this sounds like a great mix of ingredients! pinning it!
Thank you. I love Dill and I don’t use it enough.
Carly Blogs Here says
Just about anything in a pita sounds amazing to me! And I love a good cucumber sauce– I’d probably have to tone done the meat spice level a bit, but sounds delicious!
Right?! Since it was just taco seasoning it was pretty mild. Just be sure to use a mild version and you should be good. You can add water if need to be tone it down even more.
Yummy Yummy!! And I just got a ton of cucumbers from my friend. Pinning it!!
Thank you. The sauce alone is worth it.
I have all the ingredients! Guess who is making this for dinner tonight?!
Woohoo. You’ll have to tell me how you like it!
This recipe looks amazing! Your photos look almost identical to the original recipe. I’m going to have to try your recipe out but I might add the curry back in. 😉 Yumm!
Thank you. That is such a compliment thank you. They added in apples which was a little different but does look a little like corn. I am not a fan of curry but if you are I say go for it!!
Kateri Von Steal says
OH MAN! Does that look so TASTY!
Thank you. I will be making it again and again. 😉
oh my gosh, yum. drooling. this is perfect, my husband would love it 🙂
Thank you. Hope you give it a try, it was easy to put together.
I love how different this recipe sounds! I get tired of the same stuff all the time.
Thank you. Yes, it can get old having the same old same old.
Liz @ Fitness Blondie says
Haha! Thank you. It was different but totally worked! Hope you try it.
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
This looks absolutely amazing especially with the dipping sauce.. YUM!
It really adds that layer of flavor. Plus any leftovers can be eaten with pita bread pieces later! 😉
Tricia Coniglio says
Oh Em Gee!! That looks soooo good! It has been forever and a day since I have had a pita of any kind. And making your own dill?!! Love love love it!~
I don’t normally have Pita but I had the Joseph’s brand which is a Flax, Oat Bran, and Wheat Pita mix that’s also low in carbs. The sauce was the best part.
You are such a good chef! I don’t eat beef but this looks good! Ha!
Thank you. I am sure you could sub in ground chicken or turkey.
Yum – this looks good and like a great dinner for my boys!!!
Thank you. Yes, it can be made in small and big batches and I am sure the boys would gobble it up!
I have a bunch of beef in the freezer that I’ve been wondering what to do with! I will definitely have to try this!
Hope you like it! It was a nice quick meal.
Those look so yummie!! Love anything with cucumbers!
Thank you. It was such a nice and light sauce.
That sauce looks amazing with it!!
It was so yummy, and it whips up quick.
Lindsay Templeton says
OMG! Yes please this looks amazing and really easy!!
Thank you. Yes, it was really easy to put together.
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
My next trip is going to be to your place so I can eat all of your yummy food. Best.Vacation.Ever.
Come on over! You are always welcome!
This sounds fantastic!!
Thank you. I had leftovers for lunch!
Hmmm…I wouldn’t have thought to mix the taco seasoning with the cucumber dill dressing, but you make it look and sound delish!
The original recipe called for Curry and since I am not a fan, I wanted something that still had a little kick to it, and the sauce real cooled it down.
Yum yum yum. Not sure how I missed this post but sure glad I found it. I like easy doable meals
It is really easy and the sauce can be used on so many dishes.
Oh this has me salivating for dinner when it’s not even 8am!! I love dill, though rarely have it with anything other than fish, so excited to experiment with this – thanks!!
Thank you. I love dill, and this sauce goes with everything. Glad you are willing to give it a try.
OMG now I’m starving! That looks so good. Definitely grabbing some ingredients at Trader Joes tonight.
You’ll have to tell me what you think after you make it!
Oh my word does this ever look yummy! I need to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thank you. Hope you give it a go. It was easy to put together.
Looks good! I especially need to try that sauce though. I bet it’s really good on chicken too!
Yes, it is really good with Chicken too.
That look delicious! I’m going to have to head over to the Taste of Home site, I used to get the best recipes there.
I always pick up their magazines they always have such great recipes for ideas.