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Mediterranean Stuffed Burgers

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

Greek-inspired, these grilled hamburgers feature a surprise center of feta cheese, lemon and herbs for the freshest, tastiest burgers ever. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped
2
tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion
2
teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
1 1/2
teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
tablespoons garlic-pepper blend
6
burger buns, split

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, vinegar, salt and 2 teaspoons of the oregano. Let stand at room temperature until burgers are ready to eat.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1 teaspoon oregano, the cheese, lemon peel and oil; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, sprinkle beef with garlic-pepper blend; gently mix until well blended. Shape mixture into 6 balls. Using end of thumb, make a deep depression in each ball, but do not push all the way through. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each depression. Gently shape beef around cheese mixture, sealing it inside. Press balls to form patties, 1/4 inch thick and about 5 inches in diameter.
  • 4
    Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 16 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of beef reads 160°F.
  • 5
    Place burgers on bottoms of buns; spoon tomato mixture over burgers. Top with tops of buns.

Expert Tips

  • Italian plum tomatoes are a good choice for these burgers because they have less juice than regular tomatoes.
  • Sweet onions are named for where they're grown. And because they come from both sides of the equator, sweet onions--whether Maui, Oso Sweet, Rio Sweet or Walla Walla--are always in season.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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