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Worms in Your Pockets

Worms in Your Pockets

Worms in Your Pockets


Makes 6 servings


1 pound sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion, sliced
1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 package (1-1/4 ounces) dry chili seasoning
6 pita bread pockets
1 package (8 ounces) string or roped* Provolone cheese

*Provolone cheese is often available in long thick strands called rope.


  1. Combine steak strips, oil and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl. Cook steak strips in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir in onion and bell pepper; cook until vegetables are tender. Do not drain.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce, tomato sauce and chili seasoning in small bowl; add to steak in skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat. Spoon about 1/2 cup mixture into each pita pocket. Top with string cheese. Microwave filled pita at HIGH 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.


Cut bell pepper into scary bug shapes, if desired, and stuff in top of pita.

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