Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beef & Veggie Pita Pizzas

With some leftover ground beef we made this delightful dish. The fennel and oregano give the beef a sausage taste, without the extra cost.
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb ground beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds

1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 dried red pepper flakes (optional)

1 green pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
5 pitas

1 can of prepared spaghetti sauce
3 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan Cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Season ground beef with salt and pepper. Brown ground beef with garlic. Midway through cooking add fennel, oregano and red pepper flakes. Cook beef until no longer pink , stirring constantly. Drain fat.

Saute onions and peppers until onions are translucent.


Arrange pitas on baking sheets. Spoon 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce onto each pita, and spread evenly. Divide onion & pepper mix, beef mixture, and mozzarella evenly among pitas.

Bake 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pita edges are golden brown. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each pita and serve.

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