Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mexican Pitas

I love Mexican food.  I literally could eat it weekly.  But it's so unhealthy that Dustin and I hardly ever go out for Mexican--I prefer to cook it myself so I can lighten up the meals.  

This meal is so good that I've actually made it again since I cooked it the first time.  Dustin loves it.  I didn't realize until after I had made this graphic that you can't see any of the pita filling--sorry!  But trust me, it's so good!!


1 lb meat (I used deer meat, but I would also use ground turkey)
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed out
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tbs chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 cup salsa
1 can of Rotel, not drained
pita bread (I used multigrain)
shredded cheese

1. Brown your meat.  When halfway done, add in garlic.
2. After your meat is completely brown, add in chili powder and cumin and mix well.
3. Add in salsa, Rotel, and drained spinach--mix all together and turn your heat down and allow your mixture to simmer until everything is heated all the way through.
4. Cut your pita bread in half and heat up in the microwave to soften.  Fill each pita half with mixture and sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top!  You could even add a little Greek yogurt on top to take the place of sour cream.

Serves 6 pita halves

Y'all, this meal is super healthy, flavorful, and very filling!!  Try it and your family will love it!

18 comments:

  1. Yum, this sounds really good. I love Mexican food!

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  2. This sounds good! It's almost like a walking taco but instead of the doritos bag, you can use the pita!

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  3. So yummy looking and sounding! I love that here is spinach in there!! Great recipe!!

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  4. What a fun twist on tacos - I need to try it with a Pita!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. YUMMY! This looks super tasty!

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  6. Ha! I actually feel the same way when it comes to Mexican food!! It tastes so good, but I hate feeling so sluggish afterwards when we get home. We end up making our own A LOT! My husband can make KILLER fajitas! I've never thought about doing pitas, but that's brilliant! Probably keeps everything together so much better! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is a meal my husband could totally get behind!

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  8. Oh girl, we love us some Mexican, too!! I actually have chicken tacos going in the crock pot right now lol. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! We will have to try it soon, my husband would love this!

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  9. Girl, I love me some Mex! We eat it at least once a week. Matter of fact, we had tacos last night! This version sounds delicious! I'll have to try it!

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  10. What a clever idea to use a pita!! Husby says he could eat Mexican every DAY!! Lord help my waistline ;)

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  11. I pinned this to try myself, my hubby isn't the biggest spinach (or pita) fan, but I myself could eat them every day. And add mexican to it? I'm in love!

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  12. I love Mexican food! I'll totally be trying this!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  13. I love how easy Mexican is to make healthy!!

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  14. These look so good! Tacos are weekly for us so I'll totally have to change it up next time! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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