Indian Beef Patties with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
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.
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.
2 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1/2 milk, 1/2 vegetables