Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Complete Lean and Green Meal: Broiled Greek Burger with Lettuce Wraps

 


COMPLETE LEAN & GREEN MEAL: 1 LEAN, 3 GREEN, 3 CONDIMENTS

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1¼ lbs. of 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp black pepper, divided
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic, divided
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and minced
  • 1 tbsp capers, minced
  • 3 oz. low-fat crumbled feta
  • 1½ English cucumbers
  • ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 large lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Combine the beef with half of the salt, pepper, and crushed garlic. Add the scallions and capers and mix well.
  2. Carefully fold in the crumbled feta, and shape the beef mixture into 8 even-sized patties; set aside.
  3. To make the tzatziki, grate the cucumber into a colander and combine with the remaining salt. Allow cucumber to drain in the colander for about 10 minutes. With a kitchen towel, squeeze excess moisture from the cucumbers and place in a bowl. Add the yogurt and remaining pepper and garlic to the cucumbers, and stir to combine.
  4. Broil the beef patties on high for about 5 minutes to an internal temperature of about 165°F, flipping once to achieve even cooking and browning.
  5. Serve burgers on a large lettuce leaf with tzatziki.

Nutrition Facts:  Per serving: Per Serving: 330 calories, 35g protein, 7g carbohydrate, 17g fat