David came up with this recipe yesterday for our oldest son's return from Band Camp. Our son said the camp food was something akin to packing materials and was nothing but sheer torture! In honor of our son the family burger fiend and since David was making pita pizzas anyway, he decided to combine the two into this recipe. Needless to say, our son absolutely devoured the cheeseburger pita and asked for more the next day. We hope you all enjoy it as much as he did! (But do try to eat it a little more slowly, okay? ;D)
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- 6 whole wheat pita bread (not split)
- 453.59 g lean ground beef or 453.59 g extra lean ground turkey
- 9.85 ml onion powder
- 9.85 ml granulated garlic (or to taste)
- 2.46 ml black pepper
- 44.37 ml catsup
- 44.37 ml barbecue sauce (we like KC Masterpiece)
- 170.09 g cheddar cheese, shredded (or to taste)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 12 dill pickle slices (optional)
- vegetable oil
- 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- 2Saute ground meat with onion powder, granulated garlic, and black pepper until brown.
- 3Assemble as follows:.
- 4Lightly cover one pita with 1 tbsp catsup and 1 tbsp barbeque sauce.
- 5Layer 1 oz shredded cheese over sauce.
- 6Layer 1/3 meat on top of cheese.
- 7Layer 1/3 onion on top of meat.
- 8Layer 1 oz shredded cheese on top of onion.
- 9Add sliced pickles, if desired.
- 10Top with a second pita brushed with vegetable oil.
- 11Place assembled sandwiches on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until top pita is golden brown.
- 12Remove from baking sheet and place on cooling racks. Let rest 5 minutes.
- 13Cut sandwiches in half and serve warm.
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Nutritional Facts for Cheeseburger Pita
Serving Size: 1 (105 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 441.6
- Calories from Fat 169
- Total Fat 18.8 g
- Saturated Fat 9.3 g
- Cholesterol 78.9 mg
- Sodium 712.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 41.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
- Sugars 3.6 g
- Protein 29.0 g