Sink your teeth into this lean, juicy Greek-inspired sandwich!
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Now that you know how to build a healthy hamburger (and grill a lean, juicy one), it’s time to expand your flavor options beyond a basic burger. First up on the taste bud tour is this Greek-inspired burger. The feta cheese, roasted pepper, and olives give it a Mediterranean flair. Skip the bun and stuff everything into a whole-wheat pita pocket. I highly recommend serving it with my classic Greek Hummus or Roasted Pepper and Goat Cheese Dip – opa!
Preparation Time = 30 minutes
Cooking Time = 12 minutes
1¼ pounds ground sirloin (90-95% lean)
¼ cup chopped red onion
¼ cup chopped roasted peppers
2 tablespoons chopped black olives
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon oregano
4 multigrain buns, toasted
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Place ground sirloin, onion, roasted peppers, olives, feta cheese, garlic, and oregano in large bowl; mix until well combined.
- Form ground beef into patties, about 5-ounces each. Chill in refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
- Place patties on grill and cook for 6 minutes on each side or until they reach internal temperature of 160°F. Serve on toasted bun with your favorite burger fixings.
Nutrition Information per (1 patty and bun) Serving: 353 calories, 34 grams protein, 25 grams carbohydrate, 13 grams fat, 6 grams saturated fat, 94 milligrams cholesterol, 4 grams fiber, 552 milligrams sodium