1/2 recipe prepared Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

2 teaspoon prepared mustard

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)

2 pita pocket bread rounds, cut in half

4 slices (3/4 ounce each) American cheese, cut diagonally in half Green bell pepper rings (optional)

  1. Place prepared ground beef mixture in Small Micro-Cooker Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and allspice, if desired. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 4-5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 2 minutes.
  2. Wrap pita bread pockets in microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds to soften. Place cheese slices in pockets. Fill with ground beef mixture. Garnish with bell pepper rings.

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 350

Total Fat 13 g

Saturated Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 50 mg

Carbohydrate 29 g

Protein 29 g

Sodium 1010 mg

Fiber 2 g


Look to the deli and produce sections of your local grocery store for a selection of quick accompaniments. Fruit salad, Kosher pickles or vegetable sticks would all be good choices.