Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  421
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  57 mg
  • Sodium  393 mg
  • Potassium  443 mg
  • Phosphorus  193 mg
  • Calcium  102 mg
  • Fiber  3.0 g

Beefy Pita Pockets

Beefy Pita Pockets are full of flavor, easy to make and it takes just 30 minutes or less to prepare this kidney-friendly recipe.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe provided by DaVita patient, Charlean, and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian, Lisa from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: one pita pocket, 3/4-cup beef and vegetables

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cups mushrooms
    1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
    1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet® browning and seasoning sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 pieces white pita bread

Preparation

  1. Slice onion and mushrooms; slice bell pepper into 1/4" strips. Chop parsley.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onion, bell pepper and mushroom. Sauté until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Remove vegetables to a plate.
  4. Add beef to the skillet and cook until no trace of pink remains, 5 to 6 minutes. Spoon off and discard any fat.
  5. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet sauce and black pepper; stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add vegetables to the beef and stir to combine.
  7. Stir in the parsley and cook until heated through. Remove from heat.
  8. Warm pitas. Cut a 2" strip off the side of each pita and pull open.
  9. Fill each pita with the beef and vegetable mixture.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2-1/2

Helpful hints

  • Kitchen Bouquet® browning and seasoning sauce is a low-sodium seasoning that adds extra color and flavor to meat and vegetables.
  • Compare pita brands and select the lowest sodium brand.
 

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Beefy Pita Pockets

kekluth says:

3

It was okay. I think the meat could have used a little extra seasoning or a sauce because it didn't have a ton of flavor. We'll make this again with a few adjustments!

Feb. 01, 2013, 5:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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1Squirt says:

4

It looks like fun and definitely would be something I would eat and enjoy it. Now, I need to get a Dietician and check it out. Enjoy your dinner! 1Squirt

Jan. 22, 2013, 6:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Becki in IN says:

4

I liked this and gave it four stars. It had good flavor. Unfortunately, the other 5 people in my family didn't like it at all. They gave it 0 stars. That is unfortunately true of all the kidney friendly recipes I have tried. I am going to make this occasionally and freeze the filling. Thanks, Davita.

Jul. 18, 2012, 1:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

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ssamm says:

5

The meat was so incredibly yummy! I minced the red peppers and it added extra flavor. My husband and I decided this is going in with the favorite recipes.

Jul. 30, 2011, 2:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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laura says:

5

I already liked red peppers. They turn out so sweet in this recipe. I wasn't eating white bread before my diet change, but I do like the texture of pita bread. It took a bit of experimenting to find things I like.

Mar. 11, 2010, 10:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

5

This is a wonderful dish. My granddaughters are very picky eaters and they loved it except for the red bell peppers. I fixed the Strawberry and Spinach Salad with it. This was the first completely renal diet meal and it was a HUGE success.

Feb. 21, 2009, 11:34 AM - Inappropriate review?

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