Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Not long ago I posted my home baked pita bread recipe. So with pita in the freezer I was set to make my pita burgers. Slightly different approach to a burger but since ground meat is involved I just named it "pita burger". It's easy, quick, crunchy, spicy, and delicious :)

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PITA BURGER (8 6inch pita burgers)
(For the printable version click here)

2 cups ground lamb
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 large ripe tomato, diced
¼ cup pickled jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp crushed chili peppers
½ tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp ground ginger
8 pita breads, 6 inch
¼ cup olive oil, for smothering the pita

In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients.

Open pita bread and start filling them with meat mixture, approximately ¼ cup of filling per pita bread. Press the meat mixture firmly onto the bread.

Smother both sides of pita generously with olive oil and bake in 500*F preheated oven for 7 minutes on each side or until bread is browned and crunchy. Serve with pickled banana peppers, Greek yogurt, salad or maybe salsa or your favorite sauce. 

TIP1: Use deep baking pan to prevent smoking for there will be some oil splattering involved. First time I made them I used shallow baking pan and my fire alarm went off, yaycks!

TIP2: Pita burger is also very tasty when grilled. Just make sure that the flame is low and not too hot!


  1. Yummy,Yummy. It looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Really great version of burger :) I would have it with fresh vegetables.. :)

  3. amazing idea!!! Love it, light and tasty..Yum!!!

  4. what a great idea! I'm going to have to make those homemade pitas!

  5. That is a great idea! One of my favorite things to eat in the world is a doner kebab, and this is kind of close to that ... right? Either way, it looks delicious!

  6. I love pita bread, this is a great idea, will try!

  7. I think anything on pita bread tastes great! I have had pita pizzas before but this pita burger is a new idea. Thanks for sharing those tips too.

  8. Thank you for pita friendly comments ;)
    Rich: I think that another name for doner kebob is gyro, but I used similar spices, so yes they are close in taste :)