Good. I used ground lamb and dried mint, and served with catsup instead of yogurt and tomato slices. I also halved the red pepper, fearing it would be too hot, but couldn't taste the heat at all. All in all, very easy.
GayleR Posted: 10/14/10
nycook7 Posted: 03/06/11
This is SO good and my whole family, including 2 picky kids, LOVES it! I make it with lamb and freeze some for a quick grilled lunch later. Try it, you'll like it!!!!
Holly3 Posted: 04/21/09
This was EXCELLENT!!!! We eat Indian food often and this is restaurant quality. We will eat this again and again! Really fabulous!
anc0406 Posted: 03/29/09
Really delicious! No problems with dryness. Used fresh garlic instead of bottled. Added garlic and lemon juice to the yogurt as per the other reviewers suggestions. Added shredded lettuce in the pitas. Flattened the patties a little more than recipe said so they'd fit the pitas. Froze half of the patties raw to cook another time, and they came out just as good. Will make a bigger batch next time to freeze.
Angel1975 Posted: 01/23/11
This recipe was amazing! Even my kids loved it. I made it as written except I added lemon to the yogurt as suggested by the reviews.. Next time I will add more of all of the spices though to make it have a little more kick.
XEN20910 Posted: 09/13/09
Surprisingly good. Authentic Middle Eastern cooking uses dried herbs for their stronger and more potent quality. I used dried mint. Very close to my grandmother's recipe which also uses a splash of Ouzo in the mix. Great with a pilaf. Next time I think I will make these as hamburgers.... but with a dollop of Tzatziki (please hold the ketchup and the lettuce, for it is blasphemy and offensive) LOL
UpInAlaska Posted: 08/17/10
This was very tasty for the time put into it. Great for a week night dinner! I added a little cumin and tumeric to the yogurt to spice it up a little (also used Greek yogurt). I would definitely make this dish again.
sherrymicer717 Posted: 07/03/11
Excellent! So exciting to get an easy recipe for Middle Eastern food. Best of all I didn't even have to get anything from the grocery store, I had everything I needed in my kitchen. Great dish and very inexpensive to make.
elaineNY Posted: 03/24/13
This is so yummy, the whole family loved it. I love the combination of spices, and I used ground turkey instead of beef and it was delicious. Very easy and inexpensive to make.
IrishAnnie Posted: 08/23/12
LOVE this recipe. I add a few touches here and there (I use ground turkey and add crushed red pepper since we like spicy food). But overall a great recipe! Love it!
gunnercade Posted: 08/04/12
Terrific recipe. I made it with turkey (not the 99% lean turkey) and used ancho chili because I could not find Aleppo. The spicing made it so special. I also rolled the patties (smaller than what the recipe says-I made 12) in panko before broiling them, which added some crunch. Served with pitas, cucumbers, onions, lettuce and Greek yogurt. It was a great hit.
jakemelbatsell Posted: 04/30/13
Easy to make (great weeknight meal). Very flavorful and flavors paired perfectly well together. Kid friendly. I substituted the yogurt for plain Greek yogurt, which made a better spread. Also, I paired the sandwiches with a cucumber-tomato-mint-red onion-feta salad tossed in a simple lemon oregano vinaigrette for a healthy side item. The meal was fantastic!!!
lesliefo Posted: 09/18/13
Made a little salad with tomato, cucumber, mint, and green onions.