Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I think this is one of those recipes that you have to make more than once to really get it right.  It's not too hard to make and not super time consuming. I broiled the patties in my toaster oven rather than frying them. If you get a chance, take a look at the feedback for this recipe on Food.com. It might be helpful.



• 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
• 1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
• 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1 teaspoon sugar

Meat Mixture:

• 1 lb lean ground beef
• 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
• 3/4 teaspoon pepper
• 4 pita breads
• 3 cups shredded lettuce
• 1 large tomato, chopped
• 1 small onion, chopped

  1. Combine ingredients for sauce. Cover and refrigerate. (I did this for about 30 minutes.)
  2. In separate bowl, combine ground beef and seasonings. Mix well.
  3. Shape into 4 patties.
  4. Grill, covered over medium to high heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, turning once.
  5. Cut patties into thin slices.
  6. Stuff into pitas. (I warmed them in the oven for a few minutes first.)
  7. Add lettuce, tomato, and onion.
  8.  Serve with yogurt sauce.

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