Quick & easy. Made to recipe, thoroughly combined the spices, onion, tomato paste & egg before adding the beef. Cooked patties on the grill. Great flavors and very attractive on the plate.
Moroccan Pita Sandwiches
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carolfitz Posted: 09/10/09
susaywan Posted: 09/16/09
If someone can come up with a way to hold the patties together...I will come back and give this five stars. The flavor of the meat and yogurt...wow! Very pleased. I could not find the Greek yogurt so I substituted with plain. Will make again...and again...and again! Easy enough for everyday...well, if someone else is watching the kids for 40 minutes. The pairing of carrot slaw was right on.
mangiapeach Posted: 05/30/10
Used ground lamb, was incredibly delicious. Made smaller size burgers, they didn't fall apart so much. Cooked on stove in cast iron pan - easy, no added fat, crispy on outside. Added chopped mint, garlic, lemon juice and zest to ff greek yogurt for sauce.
Jessie123 Posted: 09/29/09
These were delicious and easy. I used ground turkey instead of beef and I upped the ingredients to work for a pound of ground turkey. The patties stayed together nicely and the carrot slaw was yummy on the side.
dizzydoggy Posted: 09/04/09
The flavors were very tasty, but the burgers did not hold up when I cooked them. They fell apart - very disappointing. If I make this again, I will add some bread crumbs or oatmeal to help hold the meat together. Other than that, the sauce was delicious and it was a good mixture with the pita, tomato, and lettuce.
kilchisfishlady Posted: 09/11/09
Very tasty. I used fat free sour cream instead of yogurt.
thatspatsy Posted: 09/14/09
I agree with the other reviewer who said the patties fell apart. Mine did too, but the flavor of the meat was devine! Next time I'm not going to make patties, but instead cook the meat mixture as you would taco meat. Then change the order of the construction, first putting a lettuce leaf, then a couple of slices of tomato, spoon the crumbled meat mixture into the pita bread, and then top it off with the sauce. Also, I'd put a bit more tahini in the sauce mixture to pump up the flavor. That should do it!
akformanek Posted: 05/01/10
This was a very easy dish for dinner. The spice mixture was a little different from the greek style gyros we are used to. My husband surprisingly liked this. My preference might be to not add so much cinnamon and maybe add little spiciness.
JessicaLuu Posted: 09/19/10
This recipe didn't really grab me from the ingredient list or the picture, and I almost didn't make it, but I am so glad I did. The spices made the meat taste like lamb. It was so delicious. It was a big hit with my family and will be a part of our regular menu.
kidkopf Posted: 09/02/11
We all thought the idea of these pita sandwiches was great. There were some nice flavors involved but it all seemed slightly subdued. Mine held together OK.
Onecentinvegas Posted: 10/09/11
These were a nice twist on the lamb pitas we both love. I used ground lamb instead of beef, then stashed burgers in the freezer for 1/2 hour before cooking. They held together very well. Ate them with a cucumber salad for a light dinner. Husband snarfed them down. The sauce is delish, not quite like tzaziki sauce, and worth making. Will be making this again.
sillybluestarr Posted: 10/19/11
This turned out really great! I only made one change: After reading how much trouble everyone had trying to make the patties, I just cooked it like taco meat. For the portioning I just got a scale out and weighed the cooked meat afterwards. This was a fantastic meal to take to work for lunch!
JennChristner Posted: 07/26/12
I didn't think this would be that good, but it turned out fantastic. I didn't have problems with the patties holding together but I chopped the onions super fine. I also used 95% lean grass fed ground beef.
ChefLeesher Posted: 11/17/12
Good, solid recipe but this is so simliar to another recipe I have for turkey koftke, and I prefer that one (Bobby Flay's Turkey Koftke on foodtv.com) that I probably would not make this again.
daneanp Posted: 07/31/12
Flavors were good but my patties fell apart when I tried to grill them. I like the idea of cooking the meat up like taco filling; I'll try that next time. DH and I really liked the yogurt sauce. I made the carrot slaw as pictured but it wasn't that great, IMO. A greek salad would make a better accompaniment.