Amelia’s Italian Pork Pita Pockets

Looking for a tasty way to get your veggies? Try this Italian-inspired pita sandwich that combines pork with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. If you’re feeling particularly creative, use different colored peppers to add a bit more zing! This recipe comes to us courtesy of the National Pork Board.

Amelia’s Italian Pork Pita Pockets
Makes 8 sandwiches (4 servings).

Italian pork, onions, and portobello mushroom stuffed pita



Heat oven to broil. Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray. Arrange pork chops and vegetables in a single layer on baking pan. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and fennel seed. Brush mixture on both sides of pork. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for about 5-6 minutes or until pork has internal temperature of 145°F and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove pan from oven. Divide pork and vegetables among pita pocket breads. Add 1 slice of cheese to each sandwich.

Calories: 188

Protein: 21 g

Total Fat: 6 g (Sat. Fat: 2 g)

Sodium: 280 mg

Cholesterol: 75 mg

Carbohydrates: 21 g