Greek Burger

If there’s one place I haven’t visited, but would love to one day – it’s Greece! I’ve fallen in love with some of their basic ingredients, which include Greek olives and tzatziki. Both just have delicious flavor. Have you had tzatziki before? It’s a dip/spread made from Greek yogurt, cucumber and garlic. It’s incredibly flavorful and has such versatility. It can be used as a spread or dip and can be paired with pita wedges, french fries and so much more! Your taste buds will thank you.

A few summers ago, my parents gave the hubs a Bobby Flay cookbook: Bobby Flay’s Burger, Fries and Shakes. I highly recommend this cookbook if you’re a burger and fry kinda family. My husband could eat Five Guys every night of the week {giggle}. Anywho, we stumbled upon this Greek Burger recipe and it melted in our mouth. It’s a summer staple now. Today I thought I’d share my modified version with all of you. Prepare to get a wee-bit hungry.

Greek Burger Recipe with livelaughrowe.com

Greek Burger
 
Ingredients
  • Tzatziki dip or sauce
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • ¾ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Fresh oregano for garnish (optional)
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese, plus sliced feta cheese for additional garnish (optional)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • ½ ripe tomato, chopped
Instructions
For the Olive Paste
  1. Combine the olives, oregano and olive oil in a food processor.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. The paste can be made up to 1 day ahead, covered and refrigerated.
  4. Bring to room temperature before serving.
For preparing the burger
  1. Heat the grill to high.
  2. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions.
  3. Form each into a ¾" patty and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb.
  4. Brush the burgers with oil.
  5. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Add crumbled feta cheese and cover with aluminum foil during the last minute of cooking.
For assembling the Greek Burger
  1. Place burgers on bun bottoms.
  2. Spoon on tzatziki sauce and olive paste over each burger.
  3. Top with chopped tomoato, sliced feta (optional) and oregano.
  4. Cover with bun top and serve.

Delicious Greek Burger with livelaughrowe.comTell me that doesn’t wet your taste buds! It’s easy, delicious and gives you taste of something perfectly Greek. Do you have a favorite burger recipe? I’d love to know what it is.

ρήμ. απολαμβάνω, χαίρομαι
^^ Enjoy in Greek! ^^

I’ll be partying {here and here}.
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Comments

  1. Mary Dailey says

    I am of Greek descent and can’t wait to try your version. I eat one similar to this every time I go to George’s Restaurant that is owned by Greeks. Thank you!

  2. says

    Oh yes. I love Greek food and flavor profiles, and in burgers is one of my absolute favorite ways to get more than the classic cheeseburger. These look phenomenal.

  3. says

    Χαίρομαι που σου αρέσει το ελληνικό φαγητό! (i am glad you like greek food!) you should try addingh some dill and oilve oil in the tzatziki. We also like parsley in our burgers! I am your newest greek follower!

  4. says

    I’d love to go to Greece too someday! This burger looks so delish! Thanks for sharing it at Project Inspired! Pinned this to our group linky party pinboard for some extra luv! Heather

  5. says

    Kelly, this burger looks SO delicious! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Hope you can party with us this Friday and have a wonderful rest of the week – pinning to our party board!

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