Harissa Beef Pitas with Tzatziki, Feta & Mint
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Harissa Beef Pitas

with Tzatziki, Feta & Mint

25 MIN
2 Servings
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Featuring pre-chopped ingredients and a recyclable baking tin, our Ready to Cook recipes make prep and cleaning a breeze. Just assemble, bake, and enjoy! For this dish, you’ll bake a hearty filling—featuring tender beef, smoky harissa paste, sweet currants, and more—to serve inside soft za'atar-spiced pitas. You’ll finish the pitas off with tangy feta, fresh mint, and a dollop of tzatziki.
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Harissa Beef Pitas with Tzatziki, Feta & Mint
Title
  • 10 oz Ground Beef
  • 2 Pocketless Pitas
  • 2 Tbsps Dried Currants
  • 1 bunch Mint
  • 1½ Tbsps Red Harissa Paste
  • 1½ oz Feta Cheese
  • 1 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Tzatziki (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp Za'atar Seasoning (Sumac, Aleppo Pepper, Sesame Seeds, Salt, Thyme & Whole Oregano)
  • 1 Single-Use Aluminum Tray
Make the base
1 Make the base

Preheat the oven to 450°F. In the tray, combine the harissa paste, tomato sauce, currants, peppers, and half the za'atar. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

Add the beef & bake the tray
2 Add the beef & bake the tray

Add the beef in an even layer (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Season with salt and pepper. Place directly onto an oven rack and bake, uncovered, 12 to 14 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Carefully stir to combine.

Make the za'atar pitas & serve your dish
3 Make the za'atar pitas & serve your dish

Meanwhile, place the pitas on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil; season with the remaining za'atar. Stack the pitas and wrap them in the foil. Place directly onto an oven rack; warm 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a work surface and carefully unwrap. Wash and dry the mint; pick the leaves off the stems. Serve the baked tray with the za'atar pitas. Top with the tzatziki, feta (crumbling before adding), and mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Enjoy! 

Tips from Home Chefs

Make the base
1 Make the base

Preheat the oven to 450°F. In the tray, combine the harissa paste, tomato sauce, currants, peppers, and half the za'atar. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

2 Add the beef & bake the tray

Add the beef in an even layer (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Season with salt and pepper. Place directly onto an oven rack and bake, uncovered, 12 to 14 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Carefully stir to combine.

Add the beef & bake the tray
Make the za'atar pitas & serve your dish
3 Make the za'atar pitas & serve your dish

Meanwhile, place the pitas on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil; season with the remaining za'atar. Stack the pitas and wrap them in the foil. Place directly onto an oven rack; warm 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a work surface and carefully unwrap. Wash and dry the mint; pick the leaves off the stems. Serve the baked tray with the za'atar pitas. Top with the tzatziki, feta (crumbling before adding), and mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Enjoy! 

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