Burgers with Mustard Sauce

Serving burgers without buns and replacing traditional condiments with a refreshing cucumber and yogurt sauce makes this a low-calorie recipe.


Burgers with Mustard Sauce

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
    Burgers:
    • 1   
      beaten egg
    • 1/3  cup 
      soft bread crumbs (about 1/2 slice)
    • 3   tablespoons 
      skim milk
    • 1/4  cup 
      finely chopped onion
    • 1/4  cup 
      snipped fresh parsley
    • 1/4  teaspoon 
      salt
    • 1   pound 
      lean ground beef or lamb
    Mustard Sauce:
    • 2   tablespoons 
      plain low-fat yogurt
    • 2   tablespoons 
      light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
    • 2   teaspoons 
      Dijon-style mustard
    • 1/4  teaspoon 
      dried dillweed
    • 1/4  cup 
      chopped seeded cucumber
    • 3   
      English muffins, split and toasted (optional)
    Directions
    Burgers:

    1.
    In a large mixing bowl stir together egg, bread crumbs, milk, onion, parsley, and salt. Add meat and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-inch-thick patties.
    2.
    Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Turn and broil 5 to 7 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of patty registers 160 degrees F.
    Mustard Sauce:

    1.
    In a small bowl stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, and dillweed. Stir in cucumber. Spoon sauce over burgers. Serve on English muffin halves, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
    Make Ahead Tip
    • Prepare burgers but do not broil. Wrap individually in freezer paper or foil; place in airtight freezer container or plastic freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight before cooking as above. Prepare sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 170, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 101, carb. (g) 3, pro. (g) 17, sodium (mg) 237, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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