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Greek burgers

Posted by moderndaygourmet on March 26, 2008

I found this in Self magazine but changed it around somewhat.

3 whole-wheat pitas
1/4 cup milk
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
4 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 lb lean ground lamb
2 tsp olive oil
1 medium tomato, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/3 cup crumbled feta

Dressing
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup peeled, seeded and finely diced cucumber

Chop one pita, transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with milk. Let soak 5 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess milk. Puree soaked bread, onion, garlic, herbs and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Transfer puree to a bowl. Add lamb, season with salt and pepper and combine. Form into 4 patties. Microwave patties until warm, about 30 seconds. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook burgers to medium, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Whisk yogurt, mint, garlic, mustard and honey in a bowl. Stir in cucumber and season with salt and pepper. Halve the two remaining pitas, open each half, and spread some of the dressing inside. Add burger and tomato to pita and sprinkle with feta.  Serve leftover dressing on the side.

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