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Pita Flauta

Serve this spicy ground beef and rice flauta in a pita pocket instead of a tortilla for a fun twist on a favorite Mexican dish.


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Pita Flauta

Pita Flauta

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Serves 4

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1 cup water
1 cup instant rice
8 ounces lean ground beef
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons salsa
2 teaspoons lime juice
8 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 dash cumin
4 ounces tomato
2 ounces onion
4 slices pita bread
2 ounces grated cheddar cheese

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  1. Heat water in a saucepan on high until boiling.
  2. Stir instant rice into boiling water, cover and reduce heat to low.
  3. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, drain fat and return to pan.
  4. Stir tomato sauce, salsa, lime juice into the skillet with meat.
  5. Stir rice into meat and sauce.
  6. Chop cilantro and add to skillet along with ground cumin.
  7. Dice tomato and onion and set aside.
  8. Cut pita bread down the center and open like a pocket.
  9. Stuff both halves of the pita bread with meat and rice mixture. Top with diced tomato and onion and grated cheddar cheese.
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Nutritional Information for Pita Flauta

Nutritional information for Pita Flauta

Calories: 437
Calories from Fat: 167

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 57.5mg 19%
Sodium 600.5mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 48.5g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g ~
Protein 21.5g 43%
Vitamin A 9% Iron 21%
Vitamin C 11% Calcium 13%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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