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Grilled Beef Patties with Orzo Salad

Need a new twist for ground beef? Try these slider-sized burgers dolloped with tzatziki and served over pasta for an easy dinner.

Serves 4
Ready in 22 mins
Prep time 8 mins
Cooking time 14 mins
486 calories per serving


> 8 oz orzo
> 2 medium tomatoes
> 1 tbsp olive oil
> 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
> 1/2 (0.75 oz) pkg fresh mint
> 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
> 1 medium onion, coarsely grated
> 1 lb 85% lean ground beef
> 1/2 cup prepared tzatziki


Set grill or grill pan to medium-high. Cook the orzo according to package directions. Chop the tomatoes and place in a large bowl along with the oil and vinegar.
Finely chop the mint and add to another large bowl, reserving 1 tbsp mint. To bowl, add the garlic and onion. Stir until well combined. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form into 8 patties.
Grill beef patties 2 min. per side, until cooked through.
Add cooked orzo to bowl with tomatoes. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide orzo mixture among 4 plates. Top with beef patties. Dollop with the tzatziki. Garnish with the reserved 1 tbsp chopped mint.

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