Friday, October 10, 2008

Mediterranean Burgers with Zucchini Couscous

I love anything Italian, Greek, Mediterranean, how ever you want to package it. This was a very good recipe that I made.

1 lb lean ground beef
2 tsp each garlic salt and ground cumin
½ cup plain low fat yogurt
2 tbsp snipped fresh dill or ½ tsp dried
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
2 medium bell peppers, quartered lengthwise
Nonstick spray
1 box roasted garlic and red pepper couscous
4 regular size pitas, cut crosswise in half
8 small green-leaf lettuce leaves

Heat outdoor grill. Meanwhile, using hands, mix beef, garlic salt and cumin in a bowl. Form into four ½ inch thick patties. Stir yogurt and dill in a small bowl until blended. Coat zucchini and peppers with nonstick spray. Grill zucchini 10 minutes, peppers 10 to 15 minutes, turning as needed until lightly charred and tender. When zucchini comes off grill, add beef patties, and grill 8 – 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Cook couscous as box directs. Meanwhile cut grilled zucchini in bite-size chunks and burgers in half. Line pita halves with lettuce; add 1 piece pepper and 1 burger half. Spoon on 1 tbsp yogurt sauce. Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in zucchini. Serve with the burgers.

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