Saturday, May 29, 2010

Grilled Turkey Pitas- Great alternative to a Memorial Day Burger!

1 medium tomato, sliced
1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4 cup purchased balsamic vinaigrette
1lb. lean ground turkey
11/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic-pepper blend
1/2 tsp.salt
4 (1-oz.) thin slices Havarti cheese
2 (8-inch) whole wheat pita (pocket) breads, halved

Heat gas or charcoal grill. In shallow bowl, mix tomato, cucumber and vinaigrette. Let stand while preparing patties.

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.

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, turning once. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, place cheese on patties; cook until melted. Place cheese-topped patties in pita bread halves. Spoon tomato-cucumber mixture into bread halves with patties.

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