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BEEF BURGER PITAS

Not just your average burger – this version is created with a simple beef patty, topped with a refreshing mix of fresh mint, yogurt and a crumble of blue cheese for added flavour!


Prep 20 minutes • Cook 16 minutes • Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

Beef
1 package New Zealand Springvale Grass Fed Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef
½ cup fresh white breadcrumbs soaked in 3 tablespoons milk
4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
a pinch of dried red chilli flakes

To Serve
1 cup natural unsweetened yogurt
2 tablespoons shredded mint leaves
4 pita breads
8 handfuls small salad leaves or shredded iceberg lettuce
100g blue cheese, crumbled

METHOD

Beef
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season well and shape into 4 large patties. Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat (or heat a barbecue plate until hot) and place the patties on. Cook for 16-18 minutes, turning and cooking the sides as well until they are cooked through.

To Serve
Mix together the yogurt and mint. Soften pitas as per packet instructions or toast. Place salad leaves moistened with a little yogurt and mint dressing into the pita, follow with the beef patty and a scattering of blue cheese. Serve with remaining yogurt and mint dressing in a small bowl.

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