Monday, August 16, 2010

Gorgonzola Burgers with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

While I can certainly appreciate a calorie-laden meal, I mostly try to search for recipes that allow me to indulge without all the guilt. Shape Magazine is a great resource for healthy cooking, and a lot of the recipes are also found free online. These Gorgonzola burgers have a lot of flavor, and the dill sauce is so good! I had a lot of dill sauce leftover, so I used it as a veggie dip throughout the week. Enjoy! - Allison Y.

Gorgonzola Burgers with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
Adapted from Shape Magazine

Cooking spray
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
¼ cup shredded cucumber
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 whole-wheat rolls

Spritz a large grill pan with cooking spray; set over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine beef, salt, and pepper. Shape mixture into 4 equal balls. Use your thumb to make a shallow depression in the center of each ball. Press about one tablespoon of Gorgonzola into the center of each, covering cheese completely with meat. Shape balls into patties, each about 1 inch thick. Place burgers on hot pan and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side until cooked through. Meanwhile, mix next 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Place burgers on rolls and top each with 2 tablespoons yogurt sauce.

I served these burgers with Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes and a side salad. You might also want to try them with Broccoli Salad or Twice Baked Potatoes.

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