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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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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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving527
Total Fat31g47%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated13g65%
Cholesterol115mg38%
Protein37g73%
Carbs29g10%
Vitamin A76µg8%
Vitamin B123µg55%
Vitamin B60.7mg36.9%
Vitamin C10mg17%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K24µg30%
Calcium304mg30%
Fiber4g18%
Folate (food)50µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)108µg27%
Folic acid37µgN/A
Iron5mg27%
Magnesium60mg15%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)9mg45%
Phosphorus434mg62%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium708mg20%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg41.8%
Sodium923mg38%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg22.6%
Trans0.6gN/A
Zinc7mg49%