Greek Burgers

Capture the flavor of gyros in these Greek-inspired beef burgers served in pita breads. They're a fun change from the typical hamburger and just as quick to grill!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1
lb lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2
cup crumbled herb-flavored feta cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped kalamata olives
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
2
teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
4
pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets
1/2
medium cucumber, thinly sliced
4
thin slices red onion, cut in half
1
medium tomato, sliced
1/4
cup Greek Fat Free plain yogurt

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, cheese, olives, oregano and mint. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 Cut burgers in half. Fill each pita pocket with burger half, cucumber, onion and tomato slices; drizzle with yogurt.

Expert Tips

Serve with a Greek pasta salad and watermelon slices. Or if you're really in a hurry, your favorite potato chips will do just fine!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Pita Pockets)
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.