Greek Feta Burgers

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  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
Ingredients

8 ounces 90 percent or higher lean ground beef
1 tablespoon crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 whole wheat hamburger bun, split and toasted
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
2 tomato slices
1 recipe Cucumber Sauce
 Thin slivers red onion (optional)
Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine ground beef, feta cheese, parsley, garlic, and pepper. Shape mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet cook patties over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into sides of patties registers 160 degrees F,* turning once.
  3. Line cut sides of bun halves with spinach. Top with burgers, tomato slices, and Cucumber Sauce. If desired, garnish with red onion.
Cucumber Sauce
Ingredients:

3 tablespoons cucumber, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons light sour cream
clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon snipped fresh mint
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cucumber, sour cream, garlic, parsley, mint, and sea salt. Makes about 1/4 cup.
Nutrition Facts (Greek Feta Burgers)

    Per serving:

  • 292 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 79 mg chol.,
  • 356 mg sodium,
  • 14 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 27 g pro.
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