Beef and Spinach Pita Pockets – Beef

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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