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Beef and Lamb Burgers with Feta Mint Spread

Beef and Lamb Burgers with Feta Mint Spread
Nutritional Breakdown with Bun and Toppings

Calories 422 (30% from fat)
Fat 14 gram
Saturated Fat 7 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Chol. 79 mg.
Sodium 807 mg.
Carb. 29 gram
Fiber 4.6 gram
Sugar 2.3 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 37 gram

Nutritional Breakdown with Burger ONLY

Calories 249 (46% from fat)
Fat 12.8 gram
Saturated Fat 7 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Chol. 75 mg.
Sodium 360 mg.
Carb. 2.7 gram
Fiber 0.5 gram
Sugar 0.8 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 22 gram


1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 tsp. garlic, minced

1 tsp. lemon rind, grated

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/8 tsp. cumin, ground

1/2 lb. ground lamb

1/2 lb. 95% lean ground beef

buttery cooking spray

4 whole wheat hamburger buns


1/3 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp. fat-free feta cheese, crumbled

1 Tbsp. fresh mint, finely chopped
(or 1 tsp. dried mint)

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 cup baby arugula

This recipe originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Cooking Light magazine. It was delicious but too high in fat for us. We made some changes and brought the fat down to 30%. The lamb taste is just enough to give it an unusual kick and the mint/feta topping finishes it off. Serve this at your next backyard party and your guests will rave about it.

1. Combine the first 9 ingredients, chopped onion through ground beef in a bowl. Then divide it into 4 equal servings and make those into half-inch patties. If the patties are thicker, they may not cook all the way through, even if they're done on the outside.

2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat pan with buttery cooking spray. Grill each patty for about 4 minutes per side or until they're done to your satisfaction.

3. Take the patties from the pan, cut the buns open and grill them in the pan for about a minute or so, until they're toasted.

4. Whisk together the yogurt, cheese, mint and lemon juice.

5. Put the bottom half of the buns down and top with the patties. Then divide the yogurt mixture and arugula between the burgers. Cover with the bun top and serve.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Beef and Lamb Burgers with Feta Mint Spread 

This is a Freezer Friendly Recipe!

The patties are freezer friendly. You can make them in advance and freeze them in freezer friendly containers. Just don't include the topping, you'll need to make that fresh each time.

To reheat, microwave them on high for 2 to 3 minutes, toast the bun and mix together the topping. Don't reheat in plastic containers, use a microwave safe dish to avoid the grease from burning a hole.

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