Sloppy Joe Pitas

Ingredients

1     pound (500 g) lean ground beef
1     medium onion, chopped fine
1     garlic clove, minced
1     teaspoon (5 mL) chili powder (or more, to taste)
2     teaspoons (10 mL) flour
3/4    teaspoon (3 mL) dried oregano
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2     cup (125 mL) beef broth
1     cup (250 mL) canned or bottled tomato sauce
4     7-inch (18 cm), pita breads, cut in half, warmed (see tip)

Garnishes: Shredded lettuce, pepper strips, shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese

Directions

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown meat until all pink is gone, 4 to 5 minutes, breaking it up as it cooks. Reduce heat to medium and add onion, garlic, chili powder, flour, oregano and cayenne pepper.

Cook until onions are softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add broth and tomato sauce; cook, stirring, until mixture is slightly thickened and heated through.

Divide mixture among the 8 pita halves. Top with garnishes as desired. Makes 4 servings (2 halves per serving.)

Tip: Warm pitas by wrapping in foil and placing in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Variation: Spoon mixture over toasted English muffin halves and call the recipe Sloppy Joan.

Sloppy Joe Pitas

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