Life’s complicated enough! When it comes to food, you need it to be simple, delicious, and memorable — and made of real, healthy ingredients.
Our expert dietitian friends at FRESH Communications, Steph and Sheri, have crafted today’s featured ground beef recipe: grass-fed Moroccan sliders. Packed with flavor, this dish is easy to prepare and as healthy as it gets.
Recipe: Grilled Moroccan Sliders with Dill-Mint Yogurt
Makes 4 servings (2 sliders per serving)
Skill Level: Easy
Burger meets meatball with infused, warm spices in these protein-packed Moroccan beef sliders. Topped with a cool, herbed yogurt sauce, this is an easy summer dinner that the whole family will enjoy. If you don’t have all of the spices on hand, improvise — this dish is forgiving.
1 pound Verde Farms 93% lean ground beef
1/2 cup rolled oats, blended into oat flour
1 large egg
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne
1⁄4 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cucumber, seeded and finely diced
1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 whole wheat pitas, quartered
8 slices of tomato
8 leaves of lettuce
8 thin slices of red onion
Combine all yogurt sauce ingredients and mix well. Set aside in refrigerator.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat
Whisk together spices, garlic, egg and blended oats. Add chopped cilantro and ground beef. Mix with hands until just combined.
Form meat mixture into 8 sliders. Brush each slide lightly with olive oil.
Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Serve each slider on ¼ pita bread topped with yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and red onion.
But wait, there’s more…
Steph and Sheri will be talking about the health benefits of grass-fed beef with Boston 25 News at Sholan Farms in Leominster on August 11 from 6 – 10 AM and with a live news segment at 8:17 AM! Check it out live or tune in for more delicious, healthy recipes using Verde Farms grass-fed beef.