Recipes and Cooking Greek Sloppy Joe Pitas 4.0 (34) 4 Reviews Pita pockets, the dependable stuff-it bread for tumbling-ingredient sandwiches, are perfect for holding this joe made with Greece's ubiquitous lamb and trademark Mediterranean herbs. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 9, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Slow Cook Time: 6 hrs Total Time: 6 hrs 20 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ pound lean ground lamb 1 cup chopped sweet onion (1 large) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 15-16 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 1 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained and cut up ¼ cup dry red wine 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed ½ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed 6 whole wheat or plain pita bread rounds, cut in half Assorted toppers, such as crumbled feta cheese with tomatoes and basil or plain feta cheese, sliced cucumber, and/or sliced Kalamata olives (optional) Directions In a large skillet cook ground lamb, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine meat mixture, beans, tomatoes, wine, bay leaf, oregano, mint, salt, thyme, and marjoram. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf. To serve, use a slotted spoon to spoon meat mixture into pita bread halves. If desired, add desired toppers. Blaine Moats Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 307 Calories 15g Fat 30g Carbs 15g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 307 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 41mg 14% Sodium 448mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 4g Protein 15g Vitamin C 5.3mg 27% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 3.1mg 17% Potassium 345mg 7% Folate, total 52.4mcg Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.