Recipe: Greek Cheese Burgers
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

 

Burgers on the grill take on a whole new meaning when they’re made with cottage cheese and topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and Garlic Mint sauce.
 
 
PREP TIME - 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME - 30 MINUTES
SERVINGS -  5
 
INGREDIENTS
Garlic Mint Sauce
 
3/4 cup cottage cheese, any type
1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic or roasted minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped Red Onion
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves
 
Sandwiches
 
1 cup cottage cheese, any type
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
5 hamburger buns
1 1/4 cups baby Arugula
10 thin slices tomato
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
Garlic Mint Sauce
 
In small food processor combine 3/4 cup cottage cheese, feta cheese, garlic and lemon juice. Cover and process until smooth. Stir in onion and mint. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
 
Sandwiches
 
In large bowl combine 1 cup cottage cheese, bread crumbs, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper. Add ground beef. Mix well. Shape into five 1/2-inch-thick patties. Grill directly over medium heat for 10 to 13 minutes or until done (160°F), turning once.
 
Line bun bottoms with arugula. Top with burgers, tomato slices, cucumber slices, Garlic Mint Sauce and bun tops. Serve immediately.
 
Published on Milk Means More - United Dairy Industry of Michigan (http://www.milkmeansmore.org.)  Recipe by Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN Culinary Dietitian.
 

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