I liked this a lot, but I was the only one who did. The burger really didn't have much distinctive flavor despite the cilantro, ginger, etc. Overall, for me, it wasn't worth the effort.
My whole family loved this (ages 6-17). Only complaint was that I didn't make enough to produce leftovers for hubby's lunches. Served w/ roasted red pepper humus for the pita. Somewhat cumbersome w/ ribbon or sliced cukes - will try dicing next time, and modify to serve on thin, whole wheat buns like a hamburger to make it easier to taste it all together at once.
YUM! Much better than our local Mediterranean restaurant's version! Made the recipe as stated, but cooked the beef in "links" instead of patties. (It made about 12 links, cooked over medium high heat rotating, about 2 minutes per "side" for a total of 8 minutes.) I used a mandolin to slice the cucumbers thin quickly, but not in ribbons as the picture shows. Served the pita with our favorite hummus to dip.
Nice change-up, different enough to be interesting but still supereasy. Made to recipe except added 1tsp paprika and 1/8tsp cayenne to the beef. Served in flax/oat bran/wheat pitas along with tomato, cuke, bell pepper & mint salad.