Southwest Gyros. New Music From Kai Brown.

Southwest Gyros

That video reminds me of my husband years ago, when we were first married. Sometimes when he was with me at the grocery store he would start running down the aisles with a funny gait, flailing his arms, as though he were a silly child. People would stare and I would either laugh or die, depending on the kind of day I was having.

He doesn’t do that anymore.

You should head to your grocery store and pick up the ingredients for these delicious Southwest Gyros. In less than 30 minutes you have a delicious Tex-Mex filling to wrap in warm pita bread. The creamy sauce with Italian spices is especially good.
Southwest Gyros
Southwest Gyros


1 pound ground beef
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon Italian salad dressing mix
5 whole pita breads, warmed
1 cup arugula
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Cook beef and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

2. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, water, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.

3. Combine mayonnaise and salad dressing mix in a small bowl.

4. Spoon beef mixture over pita breads; top with the arugula, cheese and mayonnaise mixture.

Serves 5

Recipe from Simple & Delicious Magazine

Southwest Gyros
Southwest Gyros
Southwest Gyros

‘Princess Of The Desert’, the new song by LA based, Australian-born Kai Brown is about “a character who grew up in the desert and wakes up one day knowing that a change in life is needed; they’re drawn to the ocean as a place of salvation and healing”.

That seems sufficiently Southwestern to me. And who doesn’t love a lovely, folksy, country-tinged tune where nature helps one find oneself?

Check out Kai Brown on his Website, where you can learn of upcoming CA and Australian tour dates and buy the music.


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Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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