Mini Greek Burgers with Tahini Sauce (08.11.15)

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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 (2.25 oz.) can black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 large pitas, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, dicedTahini Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, olives, oregano, basil, lemon, salt and pepper. Form 12 small patties. Bring a canola oil in a large skillet or brushed on a grill up to medium high heat. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes per side or to desired doneness.

For the sauce, mix all ingredients in a bowl with salt and pepper. Place 2 patties in each pita half. Top with some of the sauce and cucumbers. Serve immediately.

Sponsor: Utah Beef Council