Grilled Havarti Burgers in Pitas

A simple way to spruce up a cheeseburger...tucked in pita bread with tangy veggies and cheese.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
medium tomato, sliced
1/2
medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4
cup purchased balsamic vinaigrette
1
lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
(1-oz.) thin slices Havarti cheese
2
(8-inch) pita (pocket) breads, halved
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In shallow bowl, mix tomato, cucumber and vinaigrette. Let stand while preparing patties.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, Italian seasoning, garlic-pepper blend and salt; mix well. Shape mixture into 4 oblong patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F., turning once. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, place cheese on patties; cook until melted.
  • 4 Place cheese-topped patties in pita bread halves. Spoon tomato-cucumber mixture into bread halves with patties.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    535
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    960mg
    960%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    30g
    30%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    34g
    34%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    16%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    22%;
    Iron
    22%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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