After our delicious Chicken Pita Pockets a few nights ago, I had about a half a tub each of feta and tzatziki that needed using. When I asked Joe what he wanted for dinner before he left for work, he said "Burgers!" so enthusiastically that I couldn't deny him. So after a bit of brainstorming, I came up with an idea for Greek Burgers. What could be better than the flavors of a gyro, made on a grill (so less clean up) and piled high on a burger bun? Nothing, I tell you. Not a dang thing.
I started out with our uber-cheap grass-fed ground beef from Aldi, which I seasoned pretty heavily. Herbes de Provence, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, pepper and feta all went into the mix. Using our Dollar Store patty maker, we ended up with perfectly shaped burgers ready for the grill. While that last step is certainly not necessary, there's something super satisfying about having uniform patties.
Oh! And make sure you keep a little extra meat to the side without any seasoning for your fur babies. Mikey and Ozzy love grilling season as much as we do because they always get special treats in their dinner like grass-fed beef sliders! Spoiled lil' pups. But they're just so dang cute and sweet. We can't help ourselves.
While Joe did the cooking, I sliced up some cucumbers, tomatoes and iceberg lettuce, and pulled out some of my all-time favorite condiments: pickled red onions, pickled banana peppers and a tub of Aldi's tzatziki. We piled all of it high on toasted buns and went to nom-town. It was amazing. Salty feta, tangy tzatziki, sweet tomatoes, high quality beef, crunchy pickled veggies... it was everything you could want out of a summer grill-out dinner.
We actually liked them so much that we are making them again tonight for our friend Jake who is coming over for some socially distanced outdoor hangs. This time, Joe wants to use half beef and half pork for a little extra fat. I think it sounds awesome! And if you have access to ground lamb, I honestly think that'd be just about the best you could do for these bad boys. But even if you don't, good ol' ground beef totally hit the spot.
So if you're looking for something a little different to toss on the grill tonight, I highly recommend these awesome Greek Burgers. Your tastebuds will thank you for it.
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Greek Burgers with Feta and Tzatziki
- Mix all burger ingredients together. Shape into patties of about ¾" thickness.Grill over medium high heat to desired doneness.* We recommend about 3-4 minutes per side for beef.
- Toast buns and pile on your favorite fixins. Add finished patties to buns and devour your creation.