Grilled Chili Burgers with Chimichurri Topping

Grilled Chili Burgers with Chimichurri Topping

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

These seasoned ground beef and pork burgers are topped with a fresh herb sauce and served in a pita. Quick and easy, you can make them in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • Chimichurri Topping
  • ½ cup finely snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup finely snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chili Burgers
  • 1 pound 95% or higher lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 whole-wheat pita bread rounds, quartered and toasted
  • ¾ cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into strips


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  1. To prepare Chimichurri Topping: In a small bowl, combine flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  2. To prepare Chili Burgers: In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, chili powder, onion powder, cumin and salt. Mix well. Shape into six ½-inch-thick patties.
  3. For a charcoal grill, grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill for 10 to 13 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into side of each patty registers 160°F, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
  4. Place each grilled patty on top of two of the pita quarters. Top with roasted peppers and Chimichurri Topping.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 325 calories; 15 g fat(5 g sat); 4 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 74 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 407 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ starch, 1 fat

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