The Zorba Sandwich
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Pseudo Greek
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Serves: 6 servings
A remake of a sandwich my mother and father ate at a diner in a neighboring town. You can add some shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes to the sandwich if you like. If pita bread is expensive in your area, use flour tortillas and roll up burrito style. Total Cost of Recipe = $9.82 or $1.64 per serving.
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped ($0.06)
  • 1 large onion, chopped ($0.25)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef ($4.87)
  • 10 oz frozen chopped broccoli ($0.93)
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) can sliced or chopped olives, drained ($0.68)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste) ($0.04)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise ($0.50)
  • 6 pita (pocket) breads ($2.49)
  • Shredded Cheese or crumbled cheese of your choice ($0.99)
  1. Cook garlic, onion, and ground beef together in a skillet until meat is browned and onion is translucent.
  2. Drain off excess grease.
  3. Add frozen chopped broccoli and cook, stirring frequently until broccoli is nearly cooked.
  4. Add olives, and heat until broccoli achieves desired degree of doneness and olives are heated through.
  5. Cut pita's in half and open the pockets.
  6. Spread the interior of the pocket with 1 - 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  7. Spoon in meat mixture
  8. Top with a couple pinches of shredded cheese.
  9. Serve
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at