Feta Burgers

feta burgers

This is an adaptation on a Wegman’s Recipe


Ingredients:

  • red Onion ~ diced
  • Cucumber ~ peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup plain Yogurt
  • 2 pounds ground Lamb (you can substitute ground beef , but why?)
  • Wegman’s Basting Oil or any flavored Grape Seed Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese (you may use less, you may not be feeding 4 hungry men)
  • Salad Greens of your choice (I like the spring mix, that’s what the original recipe recommended…the boys like more traditional…aka boring greens)
  • 2 plums tomatoes ~ diced

6 -8 Pitas

Directions:

First make the Salsa:

  1. Mix the onion and cucumber with the yogurt.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate until the burgers are ready.

Second make the burgers:

  1. Shape the ground lamb into 6 or 8 patties (depending on the size you want)
  2. Put some of the basting oil on yours hands and rub it over all sides of the burgers (you don’t want them dripping with oil)
  3. Sprinkle burgers with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat grill or on a grill pan on the stove to high.
  5. Sear burgers on high heat on one side about 3 minutes and then flip it to sear the other side and sear an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Cover them with a lid or close the grill and cook on medium to low heat until they are done about 10-12 minutes (lamb should cook to about 180°, beef to 160°…again why beef?)

Warm pitas on grill or pan.

Put it all together:

Place greens on plate and tomatoes on individual plates, then burger, then crumbed feta, top with cucumber salsa and serve with a warm pita on the side or do as my boys do and throw it all inside the pita.

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0 thoughts on “Feta Burgers

  • September 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm
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    How do you think this would turn out if you did half and half????

  • September 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm
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    How do you think this would turn out if you did half beef and half lamb????

  • September 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm
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    That might be a nice mix, Annie!

  • September 4, 2009 at 5:30 pm
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    I just made these for Grill Friday and it was a HIT! I did use beef instead of lamb (it was a group decision, not mine) and they were delicious. I put the feta right in the burgers and made some tziki to go with it. YUM!

  • September 4, 2009 at 9:54 pm
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    Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them….the group decision sucks…but whatever…lol

  • September 4, 2009 at 9:54 pm
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    Why are people afraid of lamb?

  • September 6, 2009 at 10:43 pm
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    I just don’t know. I’m definitely going to make them again WITH lamb. They were delicious!

  • September 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm
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    So glad you enjoyed them! They are a favorite here for everyone.

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