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Tuesday, August 23 2011
 This refreshing low-fat cucumber sauce is a delicious way to tame these fiery mint- and cumin-spiked ground meat patties. Serve these grilled burgers on Indian flat bread.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 29 mins
Servings: 2 servings

1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt1/3 cup chopped, seeded cucumber1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons finely chopped, seeded fresh jalapeno chile pepper* 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (1 clove) or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 ounces lean ground beef Indian flat bread (optional)
1 For sauce, in a small bowl, stir together yogurt and cucumber. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
2 In a medium bowl, combine onion, jalapeno pepper, mint, cumin, garlic or garlic powder, and salt. Add ground meat; mix well. Form meat mixture into two 3/4-inch-thick patties.
3 Place patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until patties are done (160 degree F),** turning once. If desired, serve the patties on flat bread. Spoon sauce over patties. Makes 2 servings.

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef or pork patty cooked to 160 degree F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 241, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Sodium 377 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 24 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. Exchanges: Vegetable .5, Milk .5, Medium-Fat Meat 2.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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