Zeus Burgers Recipe
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Zeus Burgers Recipe

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“I always eat healthy meals and am not afraid to experiment with food. I put together some common Greek ingredients and really liked this combination. Hope you do, too. These burgers are delicious with roasted-garlic ciabatta rolls!” Lori Ann Panchisin - Ormond Beach, FL
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 335 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and salt. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cheese, lemon juice, pine nuts, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  4. Toast buns on for 1 minute or until lightly browned. Serve burgers on buns with reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zeus Burgers in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p57

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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ngiebelhaus User ID: 4167491 157652
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"These burgers are very tasty. I made them with ground chicken and they were delicious. The sauce is great and some of my quests used it as a dip."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3913704 141605
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Delicious! We subbed ground turkey and added lettuce & tomato on top. The flavors are fantastic - especially the sauce."

Hiker94 User ID: 766599 141604
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"A new favorite. So fabulous and fast!"

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