Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Weeknight dinner-Spicy Pita Burgers

OH YES- those ARE tater-tots in the photo...and it's not my fault, it's my offices fault for starting a conversation about delicious tater tots...right before I left work for the grocery store.

We'd been looking forward to grilling, but wanted to mix it up just a bit. So after picking up a big ole bag of tater-tots I mixed up some spices and ground beef, grilled up burgers topped with some yummy provolone and grilled onions, served in whole wheat pita (along side tots).

Spicy Pita Burgers
Serves 4
1 lb ground beef
3/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
a pinch of Kosher salt
a pinch of Dried chili flakes
A dash of hot sauce
2 toasted pitas cut in half
4 slices provolone cheese
1/2 a sweet onion sliced
Spicy brown mustard & horseradish sauce

Mix the meat and spices in a bowl, form patties. Cut the onion and place in a foil pouch (made by folding a sheet of foil around the onions) Put the foil packet on then grill and put patties on the grill for about 6-8 minutes each side, flipping once. Cut the pita's in half and lightly toast them in the toaster. Top the burgers with the provolone slices once they are finished cooking (I like to put the cheese on, turn the grill off, close the lid and let sit 1 minute). Take patties and onion packet off the grill. Slice up some pickles if you want, then put a little horseradish in the pita. Put the burger into the pita, top with the grilled onion, sliced pickles and spicy brown mustard.


Sharon said...

Well I can't see the photos but it sounds delicious.

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