Grilled Havarti Burgers in Pitas

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4
Grilled Havarti Burgers in Pitas

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • To broil patties, place on broiler pan; broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F., turning once. During last 30 to 60 seconds of broiling time, place cheese on patties; broil until melted.
  • Pita or pocket breads are available in a variety of flavors and sizes. Use any flavor you like for these hearty sandwiches.
  • Danish Havarti cheese is pale yellow and has a mild, tangy flavor. It’s wonderful sliced and eaten with crackers or melted for sandwiches as in this recipe.
  • If the cheese slices are too big for the burger, fold the slice in half before placing it on the burger.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
535
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%
16%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
22%
22%
Iron
22%
22%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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