Sunday Night Dinner: Mediterranean Burgers

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Burger night is always a huge hit at my house because the kids love it whether I make regular cheeseburgers or more unique such as Mediterranean Burgers. These are wonderful with ground beef, ground turkey or even ground lamb. I like to serve them with Greek-style yogurt (my favorite is Fage) mixed with diced cucumbers, fresh herbs and a touch of lemon and garlic.

Mediterranean Burgers

Cook Time:

12 minutes

Prep Times:

25 minutes

Yield:

4 servings

Ingredients:

1 pound ground sirloin or ground turkey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Fresh spinach leaves
4 hamburger buns, halved
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
1 purple onion, sliced (optional)
Greek Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

Preparation:

1. Combine first 7 ingredients; shape into 4 patties. Grill or cook in large nonstick skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes one each side or until no long pink. Place on spinach-lined bun halves. Top with tomato and onion and Cucumber Sauce, if desired.

For Greek Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce, combine 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup diced cucumbers, 1 clove garlic, minced, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint, 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt.

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