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Pita Burgers

I serve this tasty variation on the traditional hamburger at backyard get-togethers. Similar to Greek gyros, the herbed ground beef patties are stuffed in pita bread with a yummy cucumber lettuce mixture. —Dorothy Wiedeman, Eaton, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 6 whole pita breads

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the onion, garlic and seasonings; crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the lettuce, cucumber, yogurt and sesame seeds. Top each burger with lettuce mixture; serve with pita breads.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 409 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 731mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • mtpenner
    Sep 8, 2013

    Kind of has a 'falafal' taste to it, only with a burger....I don't necessarily follow every aspect of the recipe, but certainly follow the idea behind it!

  • katlaydee3
    Jun 30, 2010

    I didn'tlike this at all. Sorry.

  • rnkris
    Jun 21, 2010

    Doesn't taste like gyros but a good combination of flavors.