Caesar Pita Burgers

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 5
Caesar Pita Burgers

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
44%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
36%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
3g
Protein
27g
% 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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