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Moroccan Pita Sandwiches

Patties:
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
12 ounces ground round
1 large egg Cooking spray

Sauce:
1 cup fat-free Greek-style yogurt
2 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced

Remaining ingredients:
4 (6-inch) pitas, halved
4 green leaf lettuce leaves
16 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare patties, combine first 10 ingredients. Divide into 8 equal portions; shape each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 4 patties to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Arrange patties on a baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining patties. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until done.

To prepare sauce, combine yogurt and next 5 ingredients (through garlic). Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce into each pita half; top with 1 lettuce leaf, 2 tomato slices, and 1 patty.

serves 4


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