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.

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4
Servings
436
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the burger patties

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

For the feta spread

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

For the Greek salsa and assembly

  • 1 cucumber, cubed
  • 1 tomato, cubed
  • 1/4 Cup Kalamata olives, diced
  • 1/2 Cup sweet onion, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 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
24g
34%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
142mg
47%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
41g
89%
Vitamin A, RAE
60µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
292mg
29%
Choline, total
108mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
464mg
66%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
827mg
55%
Water
173g
6%
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.