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Mediterranean Beef Burger


  • 1¼ pounds lean ground beef (90/10)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • ½ large cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • ½ teaspoon crumbled dried oregano (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat pita breads
  • Low-fat Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat a grill or broiler. Mix the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into 8 patties.
  2. In a large bowl combine the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, red onion and feta. Season with salt and pepper and toss with the lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Grill or broil the burgers 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Toast the pita breads and cut off the top third. Stuff each with two burgers and salad and serve with the yogurt.

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