One of the things that I love about the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program is that there really are no foods completely off limits. Everything has a point value; it is all about making better-for-you choices. Now I really do love a good burger. I mean, who doesn’t? Well, lucky me – I have a tasty, flavorful cheeseburger that I can still enjoy. I have found a burger is best enjoyed at home so that you know exactly how many points the meal will be.
Now just because I am counting points, does not mean that I am skimping on flavor. No sir-ee! This burger, much like my Greek Burger of the past, is chock full of flavor, but this one is so much faster to put together, and because of a few ingredient swaps, it is much lower in points.
When my friends at Sunday Supper decided to share dinner ideas with ground beef, I knew that it was time to share this new burger that I have discovered – the Easiest Greek Burger that is only eight points. Add 6 large olives and you add one more point. If you love olives as much as me, it is worth it!
With my easiest Greek hamburgers it is all about the seasoning! Look at this – yum!
Easiest Greek Hamburgers
- 1 pound uncooked lean ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup red onion, diced
- 4 Hamburger buns (mine were two points each – simply by finding a smaller bun)
- 4 Tablespoons reduced-fat feta cheese
- Large handful of fresh baby spinach leaves
- Small cucumber, sliced
- Tomato, sliced
- Cooking spray
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together all seasonings: oregano, salt, pepper, minced cloves, and diced onion.
- Mix ground beef into seasonings – you are going to need to get your (clean) hands into this one. Mix and knead meat and seasonings until they are throughly blended together
- Form into four patties
- Coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray
- Heat over medium-high heat for 30 – 60 seconds.
- Place burgers in heated pan and grill for approximately 4 minutes
- Flip burgers; grill until cooked through to center, about 3 to 4 minutes more
- Serve on toasted buns with a tablespoon of reduced-fat feta cheese
- Top with spinach, sliced cucumbers, and sliced tomatoes
We have a large family so I always double the recipe. Some in my family like bigger burgers – so keep in mind a 1/4 pound burger with all the fixings, including the bun, is 8 points, and a 1/3 pound burger is 10 pounds. The good thing is when you make it at home – you are in control!
Thanks to my friends at Sunday Supper, I have a lot of yummy dinner ideas for you to check out! Seriously, ground beef is so easy for any weeknight dinner. It’s a complete staple, in our home! Burgers, taco salad, meatloaf – it is all yummy! So many choices – be sure to check out these great recipes. Thank you to Em of Life Tastes Good for hosting this event!
Dinner Ideas Using Ground Beef
- Albondigas Soup [Spicy Mexican Meatball Soup] by Wanderspice
- Easiest Greek Hamburgers by Positively Stacey
- Easy Doritos Taco Casserole by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Enchilada Burgers by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Ground Beef and Vegetables over Garlic Seasoned Potatoes by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
- Keema Curry (Keema Matar) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Meat and Potato Skillet Gratin by From the Bookshelf
- Low Carb Mini Mexican Meatza by My Life Cookbook
- Picnic Taco Salad by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sweet Potato Crust Cheeseburger Pizza by Pies and Plots
- Taco Salad with Salsa Dressing by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Poached Egg Burger with Caramelized Onions by Sunday Supper Movement
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