Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
From Taste of Home. I found some great pitas and I'm looking at different recipes to try and posting here for safekeeping.
- 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 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 cups lettuce, shredded
- 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- 6 whole gyro-style pita bread (6 inches)
- In a small bowl, combine the onion, garlic and seasonings; crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
- Grill or broil for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat 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 on pita breads.
I changed this up a bit. I used the onions and garlic, then used italian seasoning when I discovered I was out of dried oregano (other than ground). I shaped my meat into oblong shapes, to fit the pita bread. I made traditional tzatziki, and added shredded lettuce to the burgers. I heated my pita bread in hot olive oil in a skillet while my burgers were out on the grill. Spread tzatziki on the pita bread, put a burger on it, topped with shredded lettuce, feta cheese, and more tzatziki. Folded the wonderfully warm pita bread over, and I had sandwich perfection! Made for Photo Tag!
Oh yum...what a simple and great tasting recipe! The herbs in the burger really took it in a different direction,that made such a welcome change,and the lettuce mix was delish! The pita also makes a change from the regular burger bun...which sometimes is just too much bread for me. I didn't use all of the burger mixture,so made it into little meatballs,gently fried them off and have frozen them..ideal for childrens meals or meatball sandwiches!! Thanks Boomette...