Diabetic Greek Burgers Recipe
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Diabetic Greek Burgers Ingredients And Preparations

Greek Burgers Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 cl Garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp Dried oregano leaves

  • 1/4 tsp Ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp Ground pepper

  • 1 medium Size plum tomato

  • 2 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, minced

  • 4 6" whole-wheat pita pocket, breads;

  • Romaine lettuce lea

  • 1 small Red onion

Greek Burgers Preparation Instructions:

Mix ground beef, garlic; lemon juice, oregano leaves; cumin, pepper, plum tomato, and parsley. Form into 4 patties about 3/4" thick. Grill or broil, 4" from souce of heat, ofr 3 minutes, for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Cut the top thrie off each of four 6" whole-wheat pita pocket breads. Turn the cut-off piece round side down; tuck inside to pocket bread to reinforce bottom. Place a grilled burger in each pocket bread along with a romaine lettuce leaf and paper-thin slices from 1 sm red onion. Pass 1/4 cup Cilantro Chutney (page 218) to spoon into burgers.

Note: These hamburgers could be made with lean ground lamb. The exchanges would stay the same, but lamb add 17 calories and 2 grams of fat (mostly saturated fat) per serving

Nutrition Facts: CAL: 346 PRO: 27; CAR: 26g; FAT: 15g;(CALORIES FROM FAT 39%) FIR: 2g;CHO: 54mg; SODIUM: 285mg; POTASSIUM: 441mg;

Servings: 4

Food Exchanges per serving: 3 MEDIUM/FAT MEAT EXCHANGES + 2 BREAD/ STARCH EXCHANGES

Source:
The Joslin Diabetes Groumet Cookbook

 


 

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