Spiced Mini Burgers With Couscous Salad

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 598 calories
    • Calories 41 calories from fat
    • Fat 28 g
    • Sat Fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 64 mg
    • Sodium 1163 mg
    • Protein 30 g
    • Carbohydrate 61 g
    • Fiber 6 g

Ingredients

  1. Check 110-ounce box couscous (1 1/2 cups)
  2. Check 1pound ground beef
  3. Check 1 1/2teaspoons ground cumin
  4. Check 1 1/2tablespoons dried oregano
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 4tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. Check 6 scallions, sliced
  8. Check 4 plum tomatoes, quartered
  9. Check 1 seedless cucumber, cut into half-moons
  10. Check 3tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  11. Check 18-ounce container hummus (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl and pour 1½ cups hot tap water over the top. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  2. Form the beef into 12 small ½-inch-thick patties. Sprinkle with the cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook to the desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium.
  4. Toss the couscous with the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, remaining oil, 1¼ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  5. Serve with the burgers and hummus, if using.