From leftover hamburger to roast beef, you can incorporate beef in many ways into a pita sandwich. Crumble leftover hamburger into the pita pocket with lettuce, onion, tomato and mayonnaise for a classically flavored sandwich. Layer roast beef, honey mustard, red onion, Swiss cheese, Romaine lettuce and Roma tomatoes in a pita to create a sweet and tangy meal.
Whether it’s home-cooked or from a package, shredded chicken breast is versatile ingredient for pita sandwiches. Mix the chicken with soy sauce, rice vinegar, water chestnuts, baby corn and bok choy cabbage together and stuff into a pita for a quick sandwich with a Asian flair. Combine chicken, barbecue sauce, onions, beans and corn and stuff in a pita pocket for a Southwestern-style sandwich.
Tasty pork brings protein to the pita sandwich. Wrap pork, Dijon mustard, green onions, celery and tomato in a pita to create a tangy wrap sandwich with a little crunch. Layer thinly sliced pork, mango salsa, pineapples and red onion for a pita sandwich with a tropical twist. Combine shredded pork, tomato sauce, red pepper and chipotle pepper in a pita for a smoky flavored meal with a peppery bite.
Tuna canned in water is a healthy way to turn a plain pita into a filling sandwich. Stack drained tuna, tomato, lettuce and avocado in the pita pocket for a simple sandwich with plenty of flavor. Wrap drained tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, onions, celery, parsley and walnuts in a pita for a creamy wrap sandwich.
Turkey, a classic sandwich meat, makes quick use of deli meats or leftovers. Layer peppered turkey cold cuts, cheddar, lettuce, onions, brown mustard and mayonnaise in a pita pocket for a traditional meal. Stuff shredded turkey, dried cranberries, celery and onions into a pita for a Thanksgiving-style sandwich or to use up leftovers. Combine turkey pastrami, honey mustard, lettuce, cucumbers, avocado, tomato and onions in a pita pocket to create a colorful sandwich with sweet and spicy flavor.
You don’t need meat to create a filling and flavorful pita sandwich. Layer tomatoes, cucumbers, green bell peppers, red onion, radishes and feta cheese in a pita pocket for a Greek-style meal. Combine soaked bulgur wheat, parsley, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil to create a Middle Eastern tabbouleh mixture to stuff in a pita pocket. Stuff the pita with tomatoes, olives, onions, celery, cucumber, and mozzarella cheese for an Italian-inspired sandwich.
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