Ingredient List
For the Hearty Pita Tacos:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) light kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup frozen corn
  • ⅔ cup taco sauce
  • 1 can (2 ¼ ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 6 large lettuce leaves
  • Optional: Additional taco sauce or sliced avocado for serving
Making the Hearty Pita Tacos
  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, red pepper, and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

  • Stir in the beans, corn, taco sauce, olives, and seasonings; heat through.

  • Placing a large lettuce leaf in the bottom of each pita half and then spoon about ¾ cup beef mixture into each. Top with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.

  • Garnish with additional taco sauce and sliced avocado, if desired. Serve immediately.

  • Image: Hearty Pita Tacos.

    All the flavors you love in a taco but served in a whole wheat pita pocket. Try these Hearty Pita Tacos on a week night for a fast and delicious dinner. For more perfect dinner ideas try this Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese.

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