Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce)

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
A good friend gave me this recipe when I first got married. I was a bit apprehensive to try it since the ingredients weren't that familiar to me, but, years later, it's now one of our family favorites. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia
Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • PITAS:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; crumble beef; drain. Add apple, raisins, curry powder and salt; cook until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve in pita halves with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

2 filled pita halves with 1/3 cup sauce: 429 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 36g protein.

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