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Gidoo's Lebanese Inspired Wrap with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
1/4 cup fine bulgar
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg white
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (85% lean)
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce:
8 oz. container plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup cucumber, seeded and shredded
1 teaspoon fresh garlic
Kosher salt, pinch
black pepper, pinch
1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
juice of half lemon
Olive oil for brushing grill rack
1/4 cup bottled Greek Salad Dressing
1 1/2 cups Romaine lettuce, shredded
2 Large Tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 Large Red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
6 8-10" Fresh pitas, warmed on grill
To make the cucumber yogurt sauce: In small bowl combine yogurt, and cucumber, set aside. Finely chop garlic, sprinkle with salt and mash using the side of knife blade until paste. Add to yogurt mix. Add pepper, mint and lemon juice. Mix to combine. Set aside.
To make the patties: In small bowl combine bulgar and boiling water and set aside for at least 15 minutes or until softened. In large bowl combine red bell pepper, onion, parsley, mint, allspice, salt, pepper, egg white and olive oil. Mix to combine. Add ground beef and drained bulgar, mix to combine. Form into 6 oblong patties and refrigerate until ready to grill.
Preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the desired doneness is reached. During the last minute of cooking, place the pita on the outer edges of the rack to warm.
To assemble the burgers, place shredded lettuce, 2-3 slices of tomato, red onion and feta cheese in center of pita. Drizzle with 1-2 teaspoons Greek Salad dressing. Top with meat patty and 1-2 tablespoons yogurt sauce. Fold left side of pita in toward center then fold in top and bottom of pita (finished wrap will look like an open-ended eggroll) Enjoy!!!
Makes 6 wraps
This recipe was inspired by my husband's grandfather who came from Lebanon and never lost his zest for life or his families heritage. I was honored to become part of his family and it was a joy to know him and I feel this recipe combines the Lebanese tastes with that "zest" that he had.