Milk Means More Recipe: Greek Cheese Burgers
Wednesday, March 13, 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.






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


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


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.


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 (  Recipe by Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN Culinary Dietitian.



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