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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

4 pita breads (6 inches in diameter)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaf or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped (3/4 cup)
1 pound ground lamb or beef
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)

1. Split each pita bread halfway around edge with knife; separate to form pocket.
2. Mix yogurt, mint and sugar in small bowl. Stir in cucumber.
3. Mix lamb, water, lemon juice, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, garlic and onion. Shape mixture into 4 thin patties.
4. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in oil 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, until no longer pink in center. Place cooked patty in each pita pocket. Top with yogurt mixture, lettuce and tomato

First, I have to start out by saying, I probably didn't do this recipe any justice. I just saw ground beef and out of habit started cooking it in the pan and chopping it up. This was suppose to be done in patties and since the way it was cooked deviated from the recipe, I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt!!

So I ended up putting the patty ingredients in with the pan after draining the grease.

Finished Product

My Review
This was something different to try and it was good, but there would definetlybe some changes that I would make. First, the cucumber sauce needs to be pureed, or more thin than using "chopped" cucumbers. It tasted good but the texture wasn't quite right. DH and I both ate it, but 3 year old DD didn't care for it at all.

Difficulty: Easy
Ages: All
Cook Time: 20 minutes


Anonymous said...

It looks really good. And I'm loving the tile and the counter top in your kitchen!

Watch Nena Save said...

Thanks!! That was my mother's day preset last year :)