Spiced Mini Burgers With Couscous Salad

Spiced Mini Burgers With Couscous Salad
James Merrell
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preparation
25
minutes
cooking
25
minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

1
10-ounce
box couscous (1 1/2 cups)
1
pound
ground beef
1 1/2
teaspoons
ground cumin
1 1/2
tablespoons
dried oregano
kosher salt and black pepper
4
tablespoons
extra-virgin olive oil
6
scallions, sliced
4
plum tomatoes, quartered
1
seedless cucumber, cut into half-moons
3
tablespoons
fresh lemon juice
1
8-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.
Sara Quessenberry
March 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 41 %
  • Fat 28 g
  • Sat Fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Sodium 1163 mg
  • Protein 30 g
  • Carbohydrate 61 g
  • Fiber 6 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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