Pita Bok Choy Tacos Gavin's

Colleen Sowa


My oldest grandson Gavin (13), made up this recipe, we all loved it! He's in the Boy Scouts & working on his cooking badge, he has been cooking with me and his mother since he could walk and talk. He is the sweetest boy I've ever known, he helps take care of his little sister and two little brothers, they adore him!

This is easy... and tastes great! I love that Gavin isn't afraid to "experiment" with unusual ingredients.
Pita & Bok Choy! Mind Blown!

I think this is a Blue Ribbon Recipe! Way to go Gavin!

So happy that you Play With Your Food! xo

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10 -20


20 Min


20 Min


Stove Top



2 pkg
pita pockets, (cut in half to form two taco shells)


2 lb
ground beef
1/2 large
onion, chopped or minced
2 Tbsp
salsa or taco sauce
1 tsp
each: ground cumin, garlic powder, chili powder
1/8 tsp
ground cayenne pepper (optional)


4 - 6 large
chinese cabbage or bok choy, chopped
1 - 3 large
tomatoes, chopped large
1 bag(s)
cheddar cheese, shredded (or any cheese you like)
1 jar(s)
salsa, chunky or taco sauce
1/2 large
onion, minced
1 can(s)
(15 ounces) refried beans plus 3 tbs water
1 pkg
(16 ounces) sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare all of the fillings or toppings and put into bowls.
In Skillet: Cook the ground beef, breaking it up as you cook.
Add chopped onions and continue cooking until translucent.
Add the spices and two Tablespoons of salsa or taco sauce.
Put Refried Beans into a sauce pan with water. Stir the refried beans while heating with the water, add more water if needed.
While the meat mixture is cooking, set all the topping or filling ingredients on the table in bowls.
Cut the pita pockets in half, forming to half moon shells. Place on the table with the fillings.

*** Or you can buy pre-cut pita which is more expensive and you get less in a package. The packaging says 10 Pita Pockets... which is 5 pitas cut in halfs.
Put the meat mixture in a serving bowl.
Put the refried beans in a serving bowl.
Bring to the table to let everyone stat assembling their own tacos!
*** Gavin says, that he loves using the bok choy instead of lettuce, because he likes the texture and flavor better.

*** If you don't like pita pockets, feel free to use tortillas, taco shells, or anything you like.

*** This photo is Gavin's recipe using corn tortillas.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican