The other day some friends invited us over for some delicious pitas. We compared them to burritos– they basically have the same ingredients– the only differences is that in Denmark it’s more expensive to buy tortillas than pitas. Besides it’s easier to eat a closed bread sandwich than an open ended burrito! You can see that the Greek pita has more influence in Europe just like the Mexican tortilla is more popular in the US.
So, this afternoon, I asked Carlos what we could eat for dinner. He usually doesn’t have any ideas, so I was delighted when he said pitas with feta cheese and some beef. I bought the ingredients organic beef and the meal was Delicious! We ate 3 each!
- 1 onion (we used leeks because we ran out of onion)
- 2 medium garlic cloves
- 2-3 slices hot pepper (jalapeno)
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1.5 teaspoons Paprika, a pinch or two of cumin, salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup (250 gr) chopped canned tomatoes
- 1/2+ cup cooked garbanzo beans
- 150-200 gr. ground beef
You will also need:
- pita shells
- feta cheese
If using the Tmix you just have to chop the first 3 ingredients on 4 for a few seconds. Then add the others and leave at speed 2 and cook on varoma for the times recommended below.)
Saute the chopped onions, garlic, peppers and zucchini for about 10 minutes. After 5 minutes add the the chopped tomatoes. Add spices. Let cook for about 12 minutes. Add the cooked garbanzos and the ground beef. Cook until the meet is done between 8-10 minutes.
Stuff pita with feta cheese, lettuce and tomato. We also warmed the pita in toaster. Be careful not to eat too much!