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Mini Greek Burgers Recipe

Mini Greek Burgers Recipe

“For a cheaper version of lamb burgers, I substitute ground turkey. Serving it in a pita pocket is a fun and different twist on the regular burger in a bun.” —Nichole Helms, Piqua, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shredded seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • MINI BURGERS:
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), halved and warmed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the onion, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into sixteen 2-in. patties.
  • 3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve in pita halves with tomatoes and reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves with 1/4 cup sauce equals 435 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.