Healthy Beef Burger

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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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4
Servings
527
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
31g
47%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Protein
37g
73%
Carbs
29g
10%
Vitamin A
76µg
8%
Vitamin B12
3µg
55%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
36.9%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
24µg
30%
Calcium
304mg
30%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
50µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
108µg
27%
Folic acid
37µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
45%
Phosphorus
434mg
62%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
708mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
41.8%
Sodium
923mg
38%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.6%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
49%

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