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Asian Cranberry-Ginger Sloppy Pockets

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Posted by: on August 15, 2012

What a great week to be at the fair! I wanted to share one more recipe with you that the Missouri CattleWomen are demonstrating in the Beef Showcase. This recipe is a National Beef Cookoff winning recipe, so you know it’s a good one! So simple, and fun for the kiddos to get involved with as well!

Asian Cranberry-Ginger Sloppy Pockets

Total preparation & cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 6 servings (2 pita halves)

  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) cranberry sauce with whole cranberries
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 6 whole wheat pita pockets (6-inch diameter), cut in half crosswise, warmed
  1. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 3/4 inch crumbles; drain.
  2. Add cranberry sauce, tomato paste, honey, garlic, salt and ginger to skillet with beef; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in coleslaw mix.
  3. Fill warm pita pocket halves with scant 1/2 cup beef mixture. Serve immediately.

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