Ultimate Greek Burgers

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You’ve never tasted a burger quite like this before!  It’s your choice of meat and the incredibly flavorful combination of ingredients makes this a guaranteed winner!

You may already know that I have a slight obsession with Greek Gyros and Döner Kebabs.  If you don’t already know that, well, I do.  I love them.  Madly.  Passionately.  And so it was just a matter of time before I transformed my love affair into a burger.  But it’s not even just a “gyros” burger.  It’s sooooo much more than that!  Can you guess what flavors are packed into these juicy, succulent, burger patties?  First off, you’ve got your choice of meat:  Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey.  Then we’ve got garlic, red onions, fresh parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, my special Greek seasoning, and crumbled feta cheese.  Then they’re topped with tomatoes, red onions, my special tzatziki sauce, and extra crumbled feta cheese.  And all that sitting on a bed of fresh, zesty arugula leaves.  Can you imagine the burst of flavors you’ll get when you bite into one of these?

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If you’re salivating like I am, then waste no more time – let’s get started!

These burgers utilize two Daring Gourmet favorites:  Homemade Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Seasoning.  Both of these can be made well ahead of time.

First, prepare your Homemade Tzatziki Sauce so it can sit in the fridge for a while to let the flavors meld.

Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce

 

Next make the Homemade Greek Seasoning.

Homemade Greek Seasoning

Okay, now let’s get to the rest of the burgers!

Get all of the ingredients chopped, diced and minced.

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Combine the meat, red onion, parsley, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese, salt and Greek seasoning in a mixing bowl.

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Use your hands to thoroughly combine the mixture.

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Form the mixture into equal-sized patties.

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Cook the patties on a grill on pan fry over medium-high heat, about 2-3 minutes on each side or according to desired doneness (is using poultry or pork, make sure it’s thoroughly cooked through).

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Arrange some arugula on the bottoms of each hamburger bun.  Place the patties on top.

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Add tomatoes…

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Red onions…

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And spoon some tzatziki sauce and some crumbled feta on top.

Add the top hamburger buns and serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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Ultimate Greek Burgers
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground meat (your choice: beef, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2½ tablespoons Homemade Greek Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups arugula leaves
  • ½ cup Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Extra crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted
Instructions
  1. Combine the meat, red onion, parsley, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese, salt and Greek seasoning in a mixing bowl. Work with your fingers until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Form into 4 patties. Grill or pan fry over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or according to desired doneness (is using poultry or pork, make sure it's thoroughly cooked through).
  2. Arrange some arugula leaves on the bottoms of each hamburger bun and place the patties on top. Top with tomatoes, red onions, tzatiki sauce, and crumbled feta cheese. Place the top bun on each burger and serve immediately with extra tzatziki sauce.

 

14 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    wrote on

    Hi the recipe sounds wonderful, I’ll try it next week. I assume that the greek seasoning is added to the raw meat but your pictures and instructions don’t mention it. Keep the recipes coming. Thanks Karen

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks, Karen! And yes, the seasoning is added to the raw meat (I’ve just updated that, thanks). Happy cooking!

  2. jesusan

    wrote on

    I already have the Greek seasoning on hand from making your gyros recipe. I would have to sauté the onions before adding to the mixture. These sound even better than the feta & basil turkey burgers I’ve been making. Thanks for a great idea.

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      You’re welcome, Susan! Those feta & basil turkey burgers sound wonderful, too!

  3. Jerri

    wrote on

    Oh my word, these look incredible!!!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks so much, Jerri!

  4. Trish A.

    wrote on

    Wow, these look so good! I love the ingredients you’ve packed into the patties!

  5. wrote on

    Oh man, I’m obsessed with Greek food, too…and these look marvelous! What a great summertime meal!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks, CakePants! And they’re great whatever type of ground meat you choose to use!

  6. wrote on

    The recipe looks delicious and the pictures are amazing! I’m a pescetarian, but I’ll try to make these for my boyfriend someday :)

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thank you, Raquel! Your boyfriend will be delighted! And hey, you could always try making these as fish patties so you can eat them, too :)

  7. wrote on

    Do you dry roast the pine nuts, I normally do when stuffing vine leaves ?

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Hi Babs, I didn’t roast them for this recipe, but that sounds like a great idea!

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