Caesar Pita Burgers

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!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 5

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    260),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    820mg
    820%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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