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Ground Turkey Pita Sandwich

Seasoned Ground Turkey Pita Sandwich

Maximum homemade pita filled goodness.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the Ground Turkey:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for the meat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil (for the pan)

For the Pitas:

  • pieces of Greek style pita bread (soft pita bread)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or to taste
  • 2 drizzles olive oil (to top the cooked meat)
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 2 slices of red onion or to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded or thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
  • 2 dashes salt or to taste
  • 2 dashes ground black pepper or to taste

Instructions

For the Ground Turkey:

  • In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, granulated garlic, onion powder, dried oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes, dried parsley, dried dill, salt and pepper.
  • With clean hands mix the meat mixture together. Try not to handle the meat too much (or the texture of the meat could become dense). Form the meat into 4 kabob-like shapes.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Carefully tilt the skillet a little bit to spread the olive oil around the bottom of the pan and add the ground turkey "kabobs" to the pan. 
  • When the bottom sides of the meat are browned (about 5 minutes), using a spatula turn the meat over to the other side. Cover the skillet with a lid and let cook for another 5 minutes or until the meat is thoroughly cooked. 
  • Be careful not to overcook the meat or it will be on the dry side. Transfer the meat to a plate and let it sit for a few minutes to rest and seal in the juices.

For the Pitas:

  • Sprinkle pepper on top of the tomatoes and set aside for a moment. 
  • Spread mayonnaise on one side of each pita. Top each pita with 2 ground turkey "kabobs". Add the tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
  • Lightly drizzle olive oil on top of the meat. Add a dash of salt and pepper on top, fold the pita into the shape of a taco and serve.