Healthy Beef Burger

Healthy Beef Burger
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This burger recipe is tweaked to lighten up this sometimes overly greasy and calorie-laden meal. We’ve put another healthy spin on burgers with Greek-inspired toppings.

Click here to see How to Make a Healthy Burger

Ingredients

For the burger patties

  • 1  Pound  lean ground beef
  • 1/2  Cup  mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/4  onion, finely chopped
  • egg white

For the feta spread

  • 4  Ounces  Greek yogurt
  • 6  Ounces  feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  chopped dill weed
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil

For the Greek salsa and assembly

  • cucumber, cubed
  • tomato, cubed
  • 1/4  Cup  Kalamata olives, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  sweet onion, cubed
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • whole wheat buns, toasted

Directions

For the burger patties

In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, chopped mushrooms, chopped onion, and egg white. Form into four 4-inch-round patties; refrigerate, covered, for 15 minutes to set. Grill patties over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side, flipping once.

For the feta spread

Combine yogurt, feta cheese, dill, and garlic in a medium bowl and blend until smooth.

For the Greek salsa and assembly

In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, tomato, olives, and onion with the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Place one burger patty in each bun, topping with ¼ of feta spread and ¼ of Greek salad topping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
141mg
47%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
49g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
151mg
15%
Choline, total
154mg
36%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
71µg
18%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
516mg
74%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
40µg
73%
Sodium, Na
1120mg
75%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
145g
5%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Healthy Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.