READY IN: 59mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 1cup finely chopped zucchini
  • 1cup finely chopped onion (1 large)
  • 1egg, slightly beaten
  • 12 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2tablespoons snipped fresh basil (or 1 1/2 tsp dried basil, crushed)
  • 12 teaspoonsalt
  • 12 teaspoonground black pepper
  • 2lbsground buffalo meat (or lean ground beef)
  • 4largepita bread rounds, halved crosswise and warmed
  • NUTRITION INFO

    Serving Size: 1 (194) g

    Servings Per Recipe:8

    Calories: 256.9

    Calories from Fat 54 g 21 %

    Total Fat 6.1 g 9 %

    Saturated Fat 2.1 g 10 %

    Cholesterol 81 mg 27 %

    Sodium 472.9 mg 19 %

    Total Carbohydrate19.5 g 6 %

    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g 4 %

    Sugars 1.7 g 6 %

    Protein 29.5 g 59 %

    DIRECTIONS

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.Add zucchini and onion and cook about 5 minutes or till vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine egg, cooled zucchini mixture, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper.Add bison; mix well.Shape meat mixture into 8 3/4-inch-thick patties.Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • For a charcoal grill:Grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or till meat is done, turning once halfway through grilling.(For a gas grill:Preheat grill.Reduce heat to medium.Place patties on grill rack over heat.Cover and grill as above.).
  • To serve, place burgers and Thousand Island Slaw inside pitas.
  • Thousand Island Slaw:In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups finely shredded green and/or red cabbage, 1 cup zucchini cut into thin bite size strips, and 2 tablespoons chopped red onion.Pour 1/3 cup bottled Thousand Island salad dressing over cabbage mixture.Toss lightly to coat.Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.Stir well before serving.
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