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Pita Burgers with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
A Middle Eastern flair for the All-American burger.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: Serves 4
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/3 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 tsp. salt
2 pita pocket breads, halved and warmed
1 medium tomato, cut into 8 thin slices

Combine dried basil leaves, lemon pepper and onion powder in a small bowl.
In another small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, salt and 1 tsp. of herb
mixture. Reserve.
Shape ground beef into four 1/2-inch thick paties. Sprinkle remaining herb
mixture over both sides of patties.
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Place patties in hot skillet and cook 6-8 minutes, turning once. Patties
should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F.
To serve, place a burger in each pita half. Add two tomato slices and
yogurt sauce as desired.