Mediterranean Burgers


Mediterranean Burgers
Mediterranean Burger

Mediterranean Burger

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon diced tomato
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 hamburger buns, split

Preparation

  1. Prepare grill for direct cooking.
  2. Shape beef into eight 1/4-inch-thick burger patties.
  3. Combine cheeses, olives, parsley, tomato, oregano and pepper in small bowl. Place 1/4 of cheese mixture on top of 1 burger patty; spread to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top cheese mixture with another burger patty; seal edges to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture and burger patties.
  4. Place burgers on grid. Grill, covered, over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes (or, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes) to medium (160°F) or to desired doneness, turning halfway through grilling time.
  5. Remove burgers from grill. Place burgers between buns.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 560 mg
Protein 39 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Total Fat 26 g
Calories 496

Dietary Exchange

Fat 2-1/2
Meat 5
Starch 1-1/2

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