Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Greek Burgers!

Or Gyro Burgers...or Greek Gyro Burgers! I wasn't sure what to name this delicious creation! How I came up with this one was to just take my favorite Greek Gyro Recipe and tweak it into a burger version!

I'm on a burger journey these days. I've written about quite a few tasty and unique burgers that I've tried such as Grilled Asian Burgers... Cheesy Taco Burger...Smoky Spicy Turkey Burger and Quinoa Burgers. I loved all of those and now this Greek burger will be on the menu for a long time! I baked this burger in the oven but it would be even more delicious grilled! So try it either way!

Greek Burgers

I loved the garlic, onion and oregano that is minced and mixed into the meat. And the creamy, garlicky, feta dressing just ties it all together to give it that Greek Gyro taste. This is so much easier than making a gyro and less messy to eat!


Greek Burgers
Greek Burgers

BURGER INGREDIENTS:
1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
1 large onion - chopped
2 large cloves garlic - chopped
2 tbls. real bacon bits - jarred
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
8 burger buns
lettuce & tomato - for topping

BURGER DIRECTIONS:
Place the chopped onion, garlic and bacon bits 
into a food processor and mince finely.
In a large bowl add the minced ingredients into
 the beef and pork. Season with the salt, pepper and oregano.
Mix until well combined. Then form into 8 equal burger patties.
Cover and let chill for a few hours
to let the flavors absorb into the meat.
These burgers can either be grilled on a barbecue
or baked in the oven at 400 degrees for about
 30 minutes or until cooked through.
While the patties are chilling make the feta dressing.

 Feta Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbls. fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbls. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
6 oz. container crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Dressing Directions:
In a food processor puree the first 9 dressing ingredients.
Then add in the sour cream and pulse to mix well.
You want a nice thick dressing so it will stay on top of the burgers.

When burgers are cooked place in burger buns
 and top with feta dressing, thin sliced tomatoes and lettuce.
 


2 comments:

  1. These burgers look delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much Mich! I love seeing your sweet comments on my page! I truly appreciate it! =D

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