Slow-Cooker Ginger-Orange Beef Pita Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Ginger-Orange Beef Pita Sandwiches

Beef and veggies provide a simple addition to a hearty pita sandwiches – a slow cooked dinner.

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pound beef boneless round steak
medium red onion, cut into eighths
medium orange bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
medium jicama, peeled and cut into julienne strips (1 1/2 cups)
tablespoon grated orange peel
cup orange juice
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
teaspoon salt
package (6 ounces) frozen snap pea pods, thawed
pita breads (6 inches in diameter), cut in half to form pockets
Chutney, if desired
  1. Trim excess fat from beef. Cut beef lengthwise into 2-inch strips. Cut strips crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  2. Place beef, onion, bell pepper and jicama in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix orange peel, orange juice, gingerroot and salt; pour over beef and vegetables.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
  4. Stir in snap pea pods. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 15 minutes or until pea pods are crisp-tender.
  5. Spoon beef mixture into pita breads. Serve with Golden Fruit Chutney.
Makes 6 sandwiches
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
To peel or not to peel gingerroot-that is the question. The great thing is, you can do either! Plus, if you would rather not spend the extra couple of minutes finely chopping the gingerroot, use a grater instead. Grate against the fibrous strings on the narrow ends of the gingerroot instead of the wider flat side. You can also see the fibers when you slice off a piece of gingerroot.
This gingery beef mixture makes a fabulous sandwich, and it also makes a fabulous dinner when served with hot cooked basmati or jasmine rice and chutney. Finish the dinner with a cup of steaming tea and a bowl of coconut pudding.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 195
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 370mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.