Beef Chickpea Curry Wraps

Our reader's curry wraps let your slow cooker do the work, so you can bid your stove adieu for the day and come home to a hot, calorie-conscious dinner that doesn't skimp on flavor!
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Photo: Gregory James

By Leslie Meerburg

Serves: 6
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 8 hours, 15 minutes (includes 8 hours in slow cooker)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb lean stew beef
  • 1 BPA-free can chickpeas (TRY: Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Indian curry paste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Low-fat milk, as needed
  • 6 whole-wheat pitas

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a 2- to 3-qt slow cooker, add beef and chickpeas. In a medium bowl, combine broth and curry paste; add mixture to slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Transfer contents of slow cooker to skillet and stir in peas. Cook until broth evaporates and mixture resembles a near-dry curry.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, garlic, salt, cilantro and lime. If needed, stir in milk to reach desired sauce-like consistency. Stack pitas and wrap in foil. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, until heated through.
  4. Spoon curry mixture into centers of pitas, dividing evenly. Wrap and drizzle with sauce.

TIP:
For a new twist on these spicy wraps, spread the curry mixture over the pitas, drizzle with yogurt sauce and eat them open-face, like pizzas! Also, peruse some of our other clean curried recipes here.

Nutrients per wrap: Calories: 393, Total Fat: 10 g, Sat. Fat: 3, Carbs: 38 g, Fiber: 7 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 37 g, Sodium: 367 mg, Cholesterol: 76 mg

READER RECIPE TESTER
Leslie says:
“This recipe is ridiculously simple, so fast to throw together, can make totally varied quantities depending on your needs and is basically just perfect for a working/busy family. It’s not the prettiest thing I’ve ever made, but if you pair it with a salad, you have a healthy, balanced meal that will totally blow your mind.”