Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes

1 pound ground beef
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/3 cup crumbled herb-flavored feta cheese
1/3 cup prepared regular or reduced fat non-creamy 
             Italian dressing or other vinaigrette
1/4 cup Kalamata or ripe olives, chopped
4 pita breads, toasted



Brown ground beef with bell pepper in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pnk, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove from heat. Pour off drippings.


Add lettuce, cheese, dressing and olives to beef mixture; toss to combine. Top pitas with equal amounts of beef mixture.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 438 calories; 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 81 mg cholesterol; 838 mg sodium; 39 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 33 g protein; 9.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 34.5 mcg selenium; 6.7 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Funded by The Beef Checkoff