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Barbecued Pork in a Pita

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Complement the smoky, spicy tastes of this down-home dish with a side of potato salad.


  • 4 pitas or hamburger buns
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup julienned roast pork (about 1/2 pound)*
  • 1 cup your favorite bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups torn spinach or leaf lettuce

How to Make It

  1. Heat pitas in a 250º oven for 5 minutes. Remove pitas from oven, cover with foil to keep warm, and set aside.

  2. In a medium skillet coated with cooking spray, cook pepper and onion over medium heat until soft (approximately 3 minutes). Reduce heat to low.

  3. Add corn and pork, and cook for another minute. Add barbecue sauce, and heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until warm through.

  4. Slice a thin strip off the top of each of the pitas and open carefully. Line each pita with 1/4 of the torn spinach and fill with 1/4 of the pork mixture.

  5. How kids can help: Measure ingredients and tear spinach. Older kids can open and fill pitas.

  6. *Editor's note: Available precooked in the deli section of most supermarkets.