Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Spiced Mini Burgers with Couscous Salad

1 10 ounce box couscous

1 pound ground beef

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

Kosher salt and black pepper

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

6 scallions, sliced

4 plum tomatoes, quartered

1 cucumber, cut into half moons

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 8 ounce container hummus (opt)

-Place the couscous in a large bowl and pour 1 1/2 cups hot tap water over the top. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff with fork

-Form the beef into 12 small 1/2 inch thick patties. Sprinkle with cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

-Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook to desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium.

-toss the couscous with the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, 1 1/4 salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve with the burgers and hummus, if using.

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1 comment:

Working Mommy said...

Um...YUMMY!!! They look so good...definitely worth a try from me :)