*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Beef and Spinach Pita Pockets
 
 Recipe By     : California Beef Council
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:15
 Categories    : Beef                             Sandwiches
                 Spinach
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         ground round
    3                    garlic clove -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      crushed red pepper
    3      cups          spinach leaves -- chopped
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cumin
      1/2  teaspoon      ground coriander
      1/4  teaspoon      ground ginger
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
   12                    spinach leaves
    2      Whole         pita bread, whole-wheat -- halved
      1/4  cup           sour cream -- or plain yogurt
      1/4  teaspoon      curry powder
 
  In large skillet, combine first 3 ingredients.  Cook over medium heat
 until browned, stirring to crumble beef.  In a saucepan, slowly heat spices
 in butter.  Drain beef.  Wipe skillet dry with a paper towel.  Return beef
 mixture to skillet; add chopped spinach, spices and salt; stir well.  Cover
 and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or just until spinach is wilted; remove
 from heat. Line each pita half with whole spinach leaves.   Spoon 1/2 cup
 beef mixture into each pita half. Mix sour cream or yogurt with curry
 powder.  Top each pita half with 1 tablespoon sour cream or yogurt.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with French Onion Soup
 
 NOTES : Submitted to MC-Recipes by Barbara Zack <bzack@gnt.net> April 5, 1997