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Mediterranean Beef Burger

50 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

Minced meat seasoned with garlic, parsley, and dried tomatoes.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min
320 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

4 sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed), finely chopped 2 tbsp
3 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base 45 mL
1 eggs size large
400 g ground beef, extra-lean
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 12 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
2 pita breads 90 g
1/2 Boston lettuce 100 g
2 tomatoes, sliced 240 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

These burgers can be cooked either in a pan on the stovetop or using an outdoor grill.

Method

  1. Preheat the outdoor grill.
  2. Finely chop the dried tomatoes, then put them in a bowl. Add the Parsley and Garlic Base, egg, ground meat, and grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then mix well until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Form the mixture into flat patties. To prevent the patties from puffing up, make a shallow depression with your thumb in the centre.
  3. Lightly brush the patties with the oil and cook on a hot grill for about 15 min, until the outside becomes golden-brown and the inside loses its pink colour. Turn them once halfway through the cooking. Alternatively, the patties can be cooked on the stovetop. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for about 15 min, turning them once.
  4. Place each patty inside a half pita bread. Add a few lettuce leaves and tomato slices then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (180g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

320

Fat

16 g

25 %

Saturated 4.7 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

24 %

Cholesterol

100 mg

Sodium

250 mg

10 %

Carbohydrate

16 g

5 %

Fibre

2 g

7 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

26 g

Vitamin A

31 %

Vitamin C

26 %

Calcium

8 %

Iron

24 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : ¾ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 3

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Members' Reviews

50 Reviews (47 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
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shoshi68
june 14, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious and juicy burger with bright, bold flavour!

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darcyc
april 18, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Burgers were moist and tasty! Can't wait to make them again. I also added salsa and that was good, too.

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kostimograf
april 17, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

super fast and super delicious! I was quite sceptic as I usually do not like burgers, but this one is really good! My hubby felt that he could live without the sun-dred tomatoes, but I did not mind them at all!

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This recipe is in the following categories

Beef | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Barbecue/Broil/Grill

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shoshi68
june 14, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious and juicy burger with bright, bold flavour!

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darcyc
april 18, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Burgers were moist and tasty! Can't wait to make them again. I also added salsa and that was good, too.

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kostimograf
april 17, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

super fast and super delicious! I was quite sceptic as I usually do not like burgers, but this one is really good! My hubby felt that he could live without the sun-dred tomatoes, but I did not mind them at all!

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