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Greek Bison Burgers

From: EatingWell

Feta and spinach not only add great flavor to these Greek-inspired burgers, but also provide moisture and texture to lean ground bison. The yogurt sauce is a perfect condiment, with much less fat than regular mayonnaise.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
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1 pound  ground bison
1/2 cup  cooked spinach, squeezed dry
1/2 cup  crumbled feta cheese, preferably sheep's-milk
2 teaspoons  chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon  chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon  ground cumin
1 teaspoon  minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon  kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup  nonfat or low-fat Greek-style plain yogurt , (see Note)
1 teaspoon  freshly grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons  lemon juice
1 teaspoon  chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon  chopped fresh mint
Pinch of  kosher salt
  Freshly ground pepper , to taste
4   French rolls, or 4-inch pieces of baguette, preferably whole-wheat, split and toasted
16 thin slices  English cucumber
8 slices  vine-ripened tomato
4 thin round slices  red onion
1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2. Place bison, spinach, feta, 2 teaspoons dill, oregano, cumin, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large mixing bowl. Gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 oval-shaped patties roughly the size of the rolls.
3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip, below). Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 155 degrees F, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
4. To prepare yogurt sauce: Combine yogurt, lemon zest and juice, 1 teaspoon dill and mint in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
5. Assemble the burgers on rolls with the yogurt sauce, cucumber, tomato and onion.
Note: Greek-style yogurt is made by removing the whey from cultured milk, which gives the yogurt an extra-thick and creamy texture. Look for it with other yogurt in large supermarkets.
Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
Nutrition Facts
Calories 392, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 68 mg, Sodium 671 mg, Carbohydrate 30 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 35 g, Potassium 458 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 45%, Vitamin C 30%, Calcium 16%, Iron 25%. Exchanges: Starch 2,Vegetable 1,Lean Meat 4,Fat 0.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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shabbychic76 wrote:

Why are we now killing Bison to eat? Don't we already kill enough farm animals without killing Bison?

3/9/2013 02:11:47 PM Report Abuse

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