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Greek Burgers
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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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!
Updated Sep 27, 2013

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

420 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Pita Pockets)
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
620mg
26%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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