Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a tasty under 30 minute meal perfect for a busy day and made with ingredients usually on hand. The recipe serves the meat mixture in pitas, but flour tortillas or lettuce wraps would be a good choice too. The recipe is from Family Circle magazine.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or less according to your taste)
- 1⁄2 cup cilantro
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 lime, juice of
- 2 green onions, sliced thin including green tops to garnish
- 4 pita pockets, whole
- romaine lettuce leaf
- Crumble beef into large nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir occasionally until browned, about 5-6 minutes. Drain well.
- Add peppers, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes to skillet. Cook until peppers are crisp tender.
- Whisk together in a small bowl peanut butter, cilantro, soy sauce, lime juice, and sesame oil. Stir into beef and pepper mixture.
- Cut pitas in half and line with lettuce leave. Fill each with about 1/2 cup of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.
We enjoyed this lovely recipe for dinner tonight, along with noodles and soup. It was very very tasty and best of all it was quick and easy to make. Loved all the flavors and textures in this wonderful treat, they blended together perfectly. I made this recipe exactly as written and I would not change a thing. Thank you for sharing Susie. For CQ3 - Thailand and Indonesia.
Will make this again! Something different and quick to fix for dinner. Everyone in my family gobbled this up including the boys who don't eat red bell peppers. Don't sub the red peppers, by the way. They're a wonderful addition for color, taste, and nutrition, with just the right amount of sweetness. I used extra fresh minced ginger and garlic. Honestly, I wasnt sure I'd like ground beef instead of something like flank steak, but it was very good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Made as written for the Indonesian Spice Challenge of CQ#3 - This & 1 other recipe during the CQ have been the 1st times both Siggi & I have eaten Indonesian food. You were so right in your intro -- This is a tasty quick-fix & I didn't have to buy a thing to make it. I opted to use torilllas since you offered a choice & I "super-sized" 4 servings into 3 so we could have a hearty dinner meal to use 2 of them & then lunch tomorrow sharing the last one. Altho not my intent, I added a crunchy element because Siggi bought crunchy-style peanut butter at the store. I'm the one w/the more adventurous palate & I worried that Siggi might not care for this, but it was wasted worry. He inhaled it! Thx for sharing your recipe w/the Quest.