Skip to main content


Beef Burger Pitas

Not just your average burger - this version is created with a simple mince patty, topped with a refreshing mix of mint, yoghurt and a crumble of blue cheese for added flavour. To finish off, serve in a warmed or toasted pita bread and dive in. Trust us, this recipe is easy, quick and big on flavour.

Prep: 20 mins    Cook: 16 mins    Serves: 4





500g beef mince - BUY NOW

½  cup fresh white breadcrumbs soaked in 3 tablespoons milk

4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

pinch dried red chilli flakes

To serve

1 cup natural unsweetened yoghurt

2 tablespoons shredded mint leaves

4 pita breads

8 handfuls small salad leaves or shredded iceberg lettuce

100g blue cheese, crumbled





Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season well and shape into 4 large patties. Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat (or heat a barbecue plate until hot) and place the patties on. Cook for 16-18 minutes, turning and cooking the sides as well until they are cooked through.

To serve

Mix together the yoghurt and mint. Soften pitas as per packet instructions or toast. Place salad leaves moistened with a little yoghurt and mint dressing into the pita, follow with the beef patty and a scattering of blue cheese. Serve with remaining yoghurt and mint dressing in a small bowl.



Recipe by Beef + Lamb New Zealand