Beef Pita Pockets Recipe

When I was a kid, I loved eating Gyros in this corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in my home-town La Paz, Bolivia. Of course, these were authentic lamb gyros - but they were so foreign, it was fascinating. I’ve taken a slight twist and created a recipe that is quick to prepare but maintains a Mediterranean essence. Given these can be incredibly easy to prepare, I’ve included this super simple Tzatziki sauce recipe for your enjoyment. Once again, use this as a guideline and add anything else your heart desires. Cheers!

Quick Home-made Tzatziki sauce

Makes 4 servings or 1 cup. 2 tablespoons is 1 serving. Can also be used with any beef recipe or chicken recipe you desire, and will last up to 1 week in the fridge. 

1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt, ½ cup diced cucumbers, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 lime zested and juiced, 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dry dill. Pinch of salt.

Note: The pockets will be full with all the filling. The pitas may slightly break if overstuffed. Feel free to slightly toast the pitas before hand for a crunchier texture.


Beef Pita Pockets


5 min


3 min




Ever tried a hot pocket? Okay. What about a healthy hot pocket? This recipe may not be exactly that, but it does imitate the essence of it, combined with a gyro essence. I know, weird. But trust me: it's both simple and delicious. Enjoy!


  • 16 ounces or 4 Trifecta beef patties, crumbled
  • 4 pita bread, store-bought, halved vertically
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, deseeded, seasoned (see the method of preparation) +½ cup diced for Tzatziki sauce
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Tzatziki sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • Optional:

  • Shredded romaine lettuce, washed, shredded


Servings: 4 | Calories Per Serving: 460

  • Total Fat 18g
  • Cholesterol 110mg
  • Sodium 560mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 36g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 38g
  • Vitamin A 22.88mcg
  • Vitamin C 7.35mg