Beef, Blueberry and Flax Burgers --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  2. 1 cup fresh blueberries
  3. 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  4. 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  5. 2-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  6. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1/3 cup ground flax seed or meal
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  10. 4 cups lightly packed mixed salad greens
  11. 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese


  1. Combine blueberries, mustard, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon garlic and Worcestershire in food processor bowl. Pulse on and off until slightly chunky; reserve 1/2 cup of blueberry mixture for topping. Combine remaining blueberry mixture, ground beef, remaining 2 teaspoons garlic, flax, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. 
  3. Serve burgers on a bed of mixed greens; top with reserved blueberry sauce and cheese.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Burgers may also be served on buns.

    Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
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