Spicy Beef Pitzas

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Spicy Beef Pitzas
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped habanero chile
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 pitas


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees . In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and two-thirds of the garlic; season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining garlic, the habanero chile and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

On a baking sheet, top each pita with a quarter of the beef mixture and bake until crisp, about 8 minutes. Serve with the garlic yogurt.