Tame these fiery mint- and cumin-spiked ground beef patties without derailing your daily meal plan when you add the cool low-fat cucumber sauce to them.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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15 mins
30 mins


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  • For sauce, in a small bowl, stir together yogurt and cucumber. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • In a medium bowl, combine onion, jalapeno pepper, mint, cumin, garlic or garlic powder, and salt. Add ground meat; mix well. Form meat mixture into two 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  • Place patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until patties are done (160 degrees F) (see Tips), turning once. If desired, serve the patties on flat bread. Spoon sauce over patties. Makes 2 servings.


Tips: Handling chile peppers: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef or pork patty cooked to 160 degrees F is safe, regardless of color. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 patty with sauce
241 calories; protein 24.2g; carbohydrates 8.4g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 5.8g; fat 11.9g; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 75.1mg; vitamin a iu 136.4IU; vitamin c 9.2mg; folate 16.9mcg; calcium 136.8mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 17.1mg; potassium 240.2mg; sodium 376.7mg.

2 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1/2 milk, 1/2 vegetables