Turkish Beef Burger

Conceived by former food blogger Renee Dobbs, this burger uses flavorful spices and couscous in its patty and is topped with a Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. This burger brings Mediterranean flavors to life

  • 30
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS
  • 400
    Cal
  • 31 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/2 cup cooked couscous
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce or prepared tzatziki sauce
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce
  • 4 slices red onion

Cooking:

  1. Combine ground beef, couscous, egg, mint, garlic, lemon peel and salt in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  2. Cook's Tip: 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.
  3. Prepare Creamy Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce. Place burgers on bottoms of buns. Top with lettuce and onion, as desired. Spoon sauce evenly over lettuce and onion slices. Close sandwiches.
  4. Cook's Tip:

    Creamy Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce:


    Combine 1/2 cup peeled, finely chopped or grated cucumber, 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves, 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Burger may also be served on or in pita bread or naan bread.

Nutrition Information

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