Protein-Packed Lamb Burger Pitas
Shake up your usual burger routine and add some lamb to your protein repertoire. Besides being mighty tasty - especially when paired with mint - lamb is a rich source of protein, vitamin B12, niacin, selenium, and zinc. It's also a good source of iron and riboflavin.
- 2 pounds lean ground lamb
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or use 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat olive oil mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 6 1 ounces mini whole wheat pitas, cut in half
- 3 cups baby arugula (or use baby spinach)
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine ground lamb, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; shape mixture into 12 (1/4-inch-thick) patties.
- Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink; keep warm.
- Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, capers, mint, and lemon rind in a small bowl.
- Divide patties among pita halves; fill pitas with arugula and mint-caper mayonnaise.
- Recipe provided by Jessica Cox, Culinary Nutritionist at eMeals
Per serving: 330 kcal cal., 13 g fat (3.5 g sat. fat), 17 g carb., 3 g fiber, 35 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet