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.

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.

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%