The pita chips and meat mixture can be made days ahead.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
32
Yield:
32 hors d'oeuvres
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 325 degrees. Place pita triangles on oven rack set in the middle position. Bake until golden brown, 10 minutes. (Store in an airtight tin for up to a week.)

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  • Mix cumin, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a small bowl. Leave 1/4 teaspoon of the spice mix in the bowl and sprinkle the remaining spices over beef; mix to combine.

  • Heat a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat and all but 1/3 cup of the onion; saute seasoning with salt and pepper and stirring frequently to break meat into a finely ground texture. Stir until meat is fully cooked and all liquid has evaporated from the pan, about 9 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of chutney; cook to blend flavors, about 1 minute longer. (Can be refrigerated in a covered container up to 5 days.)

  • When ready to serve, rewarm beef and make the salsa: Stir together the mango, cilantro, and remaining chutney, onion and spice mix. Spoon a portion of meat on each pita triangle, top with salsa and serve. Or set out meat, pita chips and salsa and let guests make their own.

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Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 14.6mg 5% DV; sodium 139.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
very quick and easy to make and tastes REALLY good. Wonderful different appetizer that all our guests loved. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/24/2005
Not bad but not brillant either. If you like mango chutney you will love this. Don't think I'll be making again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/24/2005
Not bad but not brillant either. If you like mango chutney you will love this. Don't think I'll be making again. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
very quick and easy to make and tastes REALLY good. Wonderful different appetizer that all our guests loved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
I added some plain yogurt and lettuce and used beef strips and mango atchar instead tastes great Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2009
I didn't have all the ingredients so I made up something similar. My husband loved it. The pitas didn't turn out so well (we overcooked them) but it was still pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
This is a fantastic recipe when made with ground lamb, rather than ground beef! The flavors are perfect together! You can find this same recipe (by the same person) on finecooking.com and it specifies lamb. I think you will enjoy this recipe very much if made this way! Thanks, Pamela. Read More
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