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Greek Pita Burgers with Spinach, Feta and Tzatziki Sauce

Easy grilled dinner ready in just 30 minutes! Flavorful ground beef burgers perfect for Mediterranean meals!

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Sauce

1/2
medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1
container (8 oz) plain yogurt
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt

Burgers

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, (thawed) squeezed to drain
1/3
cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
whole wheat hamburger buns, split
2
medium tomatoes, sliced
4
leaves romaine lettuce, torn in half

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Place shredded cucumber in clean dish towel; squeeze to remove any excess liquid. In small bowl, mix cucumber and remaining sauce ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix all burger ingredients except buns, tomatoes and lettuce. Shape into 8 patties, 1/4 inch thick. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce on bottom half of each bun. Top with burger, tomato and lettuce. Cover with top halves of buns.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

The tzatziki sauce can be made ahead and kept, covered in the refrigerator, for up to one day.

If you can find it, try using Greek yogurt which is thicker and creamier than plain yogurt.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
540mg
540%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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