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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 25 min.
Greek-style yogurt, feta cheese, and olive tapenade bring a Mediterranean flair to this scrumptious burger.


  • 1 lb ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat or regular plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup olive tapenade, divided
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger buns, split, toasted
  • fresh spinach leaves


  • Combine yogurt and 1/4 cup tapenade in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Combine ground beef and remaining 1/4 cup tapenade in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  • Heat grill pan over medium heat until hot. Place patties in pan; cook 10 to 12 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Season with pepper, as desired. Remove; keep warm.
  • Add onion and zucchini to grill pan over medium heat; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp-tender, turning occasionally.
  • Place 1 tablespoon cheese on bottom of each bun; top evenly with spinach leaves, onion, burger and zucchini. Spread 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on cut side of each bun top. Close sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 406
  Calories from Fat 169 (42%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(27%)Sodium 655mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(60%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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