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Caesar Pita Burgers

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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Caesar dressing, Asiago cheese and fresh cucumber give traditional American burgers a Mediterranean kick, especially when served in a pita pocket in lieu of a bun!

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup creamy Caesar dressing
1
egg
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
5
pita (pocket) bread halves
1/2
cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
5
tablespoons diced fresh tomato
5
tablespoons diced fresh cucumber

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, 1/4 cup of the dressing, the egg and bread crumbs. Shape into 5 oval patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 7 to 10 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, top each patty with cheese.
  • 3 If desired, place pita bread halves on grill during last 1 minute of cooking. Fill pita bread halves with remaining 1/4 cup dressing, tomato, cucumber and patties.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, 1/4 cup of the dressing, the egg and bread crumbs. Shape into 5 oval patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 7 to 10 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, top each patty with cheese.
  • 3 If desired, place pita bread halves on grill during last 1 minute of cooking. Fill pita bread halves with remaining 1/4 cup dressing, tomato, cucumber and patties.

Expert Tips

Instead of ground beef, try making these burgers with ground turkey.

If you are using your own garden cucumbers or English cucumbers, there is no need to peel them. If you are using waxed or oiled cucumbers from the produce department, it's best to peel them.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
510
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
44%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
36%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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