1 oz fresh ginger root; 1 cube
2 large garlic clove; minced
3 medium jalapeno chile peppers; seeded and chopped
2 tablespoon fresh mint
1 medium onion; quartered
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 salt; to taste
2 teaspoon ground cumin --cucumber yogurt---
1/2 small cucumber; peeled, seeded, cut in sm
2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
Directions: How to Cook Indian Beef Patties In Pitas With Cucumber Yogurt
TO PREPARE: For the patties, mince first 4 ingredients in a food processor. Add the onions; pulse until minced. Add the ground beef, cumin, and 1 teaspoon salt; pulse to combine.
Make the Cucumber Yogurt recipe: Mix cucmbers and yogurt in a small bowl; set aside.
TO COOK: Heat the broiler. Divide ground beef mixture into 8 portions. Form each portion into a patty, 3 inches in diameter. Transfer patties to a broiling pan. Broil patties, turning once, until they are browned on both sides, about 6 minutes.
TO SERVE: Place 2 beef patties into each pita bread. Then, spoon a portion of the Cucumber Yogurt into each Indian Beef Patty Pocket. Serve immediately.
Per serving: 386 Calories; 22g Fat (51% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 85mg Cholesterol; 164mg Sodium
NOTES : A Subcontinental spin on Gyros, about as easy as hamburgers. You can substitute ground lamb or chicken for the beef in these meat patties. Or you can substitute 1-inch cubes of lamb, chicken, fish or beef for the ground meat patties and use the remaining patty ingredients listed as a marinade for the meat or fish cubes, which are then broiled. Recipe by: Ron West
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