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Greek Pita Burgers with Spinach, Feta and Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek Pita Burgers with Spinach, Feta and Tzatziki Sauce
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Easy grilled dinner ready in just 30 minutes! Flavorful ground beef burgers perfect for Mediterranean meals!

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 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

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.
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.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
540mg
23%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
12g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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