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.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

4:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

sandwiches

1
pound beef boneless round steak
1
medium red onion, cut into eighths
1
medium orange bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium jicama, peeled and cut into julienne strips (1 1/2 cups)
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1/3
cup orange juice
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
package (6 ounces) frozen snap pea pods, thawed
3
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*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.