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Greek Feta Burger

May 15, 2014

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Who’s bucket list doesn’t include Greece?? Those colors…cobalt blue seas and dove white buildings. Those flavors…salty, briny, and fresh herbs. This Big Fat Greek Burger contains cucumber, feta, onions, salt and pepper. Top with a tangy, creamy tzatziki sauce, the iconic Greek condiment, and you’ll have a little taste of the Mediterranean.  (Randy, the trip is still on the list!)

Greek Feta Burger

Makes 4

6 ounces nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 English cucumber DIVIDED (unpeeled), coarsely grated; (about 1/2 cup/ for sauce) plus (about 1/2 cup diced for burgers) more for slices on the burgers

1 clove garlic, crushed to a paste

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 pound lean ground beef (90 percent)

1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta

1/3 cup finely diced red onion; plus slices to top burger

1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Vegetable oil cooking spray

1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained (I grilled fresh)

4 sourdough rolls, split, grilled

Top burger with:

Shredded romaine

Sliced cucumber

Sliced tomato

Sliced red onion

In a bowl, combine yogurt, cucumbers, garlic and juice; set aside. (Start with half the amount of yogurt and add all other ingredients and then add remaining yogurt til desired consistency; I like a chunkier sauce) In another bowl, mix beef, feta, onion, cucumber, marjoram, salt and pepper. Form beef mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Coat a grill pan or grill rack with cooking spray. Grill patties over medium-high heat, flipping once, about 5 minutes each side, until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Divide roasted peppers evenly among bottom roll halves; top with 1 burger, 1/4 yogurt sauce and lettuce and cucumber.DSC_0778



2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2014 1:13 pm

    These look stunning!!

  2. Holly Long permalink
    May 15, 2014 8:18 pm

    Sounds really good. I will definitely try this recipe. I love Greek food. Ooopah!

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