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Recipe: mediterranean beef pitas with yogurt-cucumber sauce

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Mediterranean beef pitas with yogurt-cucumber sauce serving suggestion

mediterranean beef pitas with yogurt-cucumber sauce

Use Top Round Steak with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and tomatoes to make a soon-to-be family favorite Mediterranean style dish.


  • 1 1/2 pounds Top Round Steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain Greek or regular yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 6 white or whole wheat pita breads
  • 3/4 cup plain or seasoned hummus
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered or 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup halved Kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  1. Combine yogurt, lemon juice and garlic in medium bowl. Place beef steak and 3/4 cup yogurt mixture in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, cut cucumber in half lengthwise; cut one half crosswise into 1/4-inch slices and reserve. Chop remaining cucumber half into 1/4-inch pieces. Add chopped cucumber to remaining yogurt mixture; season with salt, as desired. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on rack of broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 13 to 18 minutes for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning once. (Do not overcook.) Carve steak into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  4. Spread pitas with hummus. Evenly top with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and steak slices. Sprinkle with olives and feta cheese. Serve with reserved yogurt mixture.

Nutrition information per serving: 428 Calories; 10g Total Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 592mg Sodium; 42g Total carbohydrate; 40g Protein; 4.9mg Iron; 12.3mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 114.8mg Choline; 1.6mcg Vitamin B12; 6mg Zinc; 48.9mcg Selenium; 4g Fiber.