Food Recipes Spiced Mini Burgers With Couscous Salad 4.0 (131) 5 Reviews By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: James Merrell Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 10-ounce box couscous (1 1/2 cups) 1 pound ground beef 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin 1 ½ 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 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. Form the beef into 12 small ½-inch-thick patties. Sprinkle with the cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. 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. Toss the couscous with the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, remaining oil, 1¼ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Serve with the burgers and hummus, if using. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 598 Calories 28g Fat 61g Carbs 30g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 598 % Daily Value * Total Fat 28g 36% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 64mg 21% Sodium 1163mg 51% Total Carbohydrate 61g 22% Protein 30g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.