Skinny Indian spiced beef patties with cucumber sauce are a simple treat that are low in saturated fats and calories. Perfect for those on a summer diet.

Serves             2

Prep                15 minutes

Ready in         30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

 

·         ½ cup  plain yogurt

·         1/3 cup chopped, seeded cucumber

·         ¼ cup finely chopped onion

·         2 tablespoons finely chopped, seeded fresh jalapeño chile pepper

·         1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed

·         ½ teaspoon ground cumin

·         1 clove garlic, minced

·         ¼ teaspoon salt

·         8 ounces 90% lean ground beef

·         Indian flat bread (optional)

 

Directions
  1. For sauce: In a small bowl, stir together yogurt and cucumber. Cover and chill until serving time.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine onion, jalapeño pepper, mint, cumin, garlic, and salt. Add ground beef; mix well. Form beef mixture into two 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  3. For a charcoal grill, place patties on the rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 14 to 18 minutes or until patties are done (160°F), turning once. If desired, serve patties on flat bread. Spoon cucumber sauce over patties.

Note: The internal colour of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef patty cooked to 160°F is safe, regardless of colour. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

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