Spiced Lamb or Chicken Patties in a Pita

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Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray Make Your Own Takeout

Spiced Lamb or Chicken Patties in a Pita

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    Ingredients

    Salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
    1 pound ground lamb or chicken 2 tablespoons EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil), plus some for drizzling
    1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
    1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
    1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 small onion, thinly sliced
    2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small romaine heart, shredded
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint Juice of 1/2 lemon
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 pitas, warmed

    directions

    Prep: 5 min Total:
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    • 1

      Combine the meat, spices, garlic, herbs, and yogurt and form 4 very thin patties, 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

    • 2

      Heat the 2 tablespoons of EVOO in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until they are golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

    • 3

      Dress the sliced veggies and lettuce with lemon juice, a liberal drizzle of EVOO, and salt and pepper.

    • 4

      Slice the tops off the pitas to open up the pockets. Layer 2 patties and half of the veggies into each pita and serve.

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