Beef and Pita Casserole Recipe -
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Beef and Pita Casserole

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"This dish is my husband's favorite. He is a picky eater, but he never complains when I make this simple dish. Sauteed pita bread baked with beef sirloin strips and tomato sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cut the pita bread into squares and saute them with 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, for 5 minutes. Spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In the same skillet, melt the remaining butter and saute the beef strips for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the tomato sauce, cover and let simmer until the beef is cooked; about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the beef mixture over the pita bread cubes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2003

I loved this recipe. I sauted the pita a little longer than 5 minutes, and it did not get soggy at all.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 01, 2003

My kids really enjoyed this recipe, but I found the pita bread squares became soggy and bland. I might try to add them after I bake the beef. I also found the beef too tomatoey and not spiced enough. If I cook this again I would fry up some onions and mushrooms, then fry up the beef. I would also use a little less tomato sauce.


12 Ratings

Sep 19, 2003

The pita bread gets soggy and the taste is not good.

Feb 26, 2006

I took the other reviews suggestions to heart and prepared the pita bread seperate from the beef mixture. I didn't add the pita until about 5 minutes before I was ready to serve the dish and that kept it from being soggy. Also, I opted to use Ragu instead of tomato sauce to give it some more flavoring. I reccommend the mushroom and green pepper sauce. It was delicious.

Oct 27, 2002

this recipe was different and an ok change of pace but I would probably not make again. the pita bread gets pretty soggy.

Feb 16, 2010

Great use of leftover london broil! We halved the recipie and used up the meat from the pior night. Sauted the pita extra long and quickly heated bite sized pieces of beef. Some pieces of pita came out a little mushy but it was pretty tasty, kids didn't complain (loved the pita)

Nov 02, 2009

This is a great recipe! I've made it a few different times now (sometimes using a foccacia bread round to make it pizza-style with cheese melted on top) & I have to say it is forever in the family recipe box! It's delicious made as described but also an excellent base recipe that I can easily change a few things to fit my mood (or my cupboards!) Thanx for posting!

Jun 08, 2006

I read the reviews first and did not add the pita to the meat to heat in the oven, I served them together just before eating. I did add spices and green/red peppers to add to the taste. My family liked it but I did not care for it.


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  • Calories
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 723 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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