Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spiced Mini Burgers with Couscous

This is really quick and easy and we all eat it. It's a nice change from the usual ground beef options.
1 10 oz box couscous
1 lb ground beef
salt and pepper
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 Tbl oregano
4 Tbl olive oil
6 green onions, sliced
4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 seedless cucumber, sliced into half moons
3 Tbl lemon juice
1/4 cup feta
1 8 oz container hummus and pita chips

Cook the couscous according to package directions.
Form the beef into 12 small 1/2 inch thick patties. Sprinkle them with 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, the cumin and oregano.
Heat 1 Tbl oil in skilllet over medium heat. Add patties and cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.
Combine the couscous, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon juice, 1 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, most of the feta and remaining oil in a large bowl.
Divide couscous and mini-burgers among plates, and sprinkle a little feta over the burgers.
Serve with hummus and pita chips.

Recipe courtesy Real Simple April 2008

1 comment:

lar said...

This would be good with tzatziki sauce, the cucumber-yogurt dip that Greek restaurants serve with their gyros.