Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Greek Style Spinach and Feta Burgers

Yum
I am not very adventurous when it comes to cheese.  I like the basics: mozzarella, Parmesan, cheddar, American, Swiss.  But anything with mold or a fancy stinky cheese is not something I go for at all.  I consider feta cheese adventurous in my book. :)  I bought some feta cheese recently and then I realized that I better find a recipe to use it up before it became a moldy stinky cheese.    I decided to make a Greek style burger and this is what I came up with... kind of like a burger meets a spanakopita.

Ingredients:
1lb ground beef or lamb (lean)
1 cup fresh baby spinach chopped
1 Tbs finely minced mint
1 tsp finely minced fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried
1 Tbs finely minced fresh parsley
1/2 small red onion chopped small
salt and black pepper to taste ( I used McCormick burger seasoning)
1-2 cloves of garlic grated

Sauce:
2-3 Tbs mayo
1 Tbs sriracha
salt and black pepper
2 Tbs of feta 


Directions:
Finely chop spinach,onions, mint, oregano and parsley.  Add it to the ground meat with the, grated garlic, feta cheese, salt and black pepper.
Make four equally sized burgers.  Try to make the center thinner so the burger cooks evenly.  Cook for several minutes on each side with some a little oil in a skillet or cast iron pan.   Make sauce if your desire. Serve in burger bun with more feta cheese and cucumbers. Enjoy.

Note:  My husband and kids ate it with a bun, I ate this burger with a salad for a low carb meal option.

Here is a burger  cooking guide from: http://www.cookscountry.com/how-to/burgers/

MEDIUM-RARE BURGER: 125 to 130 degrees, 2 to 3 minutes per side
MEDIUM BURGER: 135 to 140 degrees, 3 to 4 minutes per side
MEDIUM-WELL BURGER: 145 to 160 degrees, 4 to 5 minutes per side
WELL-DONE BURGER: 160 degrees and up, 5 minutes and up per side





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12 comments:

  1. wow delicious burger,healthy version too...

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  2. I always love creative burger recipes like these. It's always fun to take such a classic thing like a burger and give it a twist. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  3. Oh my gosh, I'm drooling.If this is the kind of dish you pull together because you're afraid of feta going stinky, I'm sending you a pound of roquefort. :)

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  4. Feta is fabulous! Oh I like the sound of that...heehee I just got a new grill and burgers are first on my list. Now I think GREEK burgers are the first on my list - Ramona these are awesome and adventurous to boot! :D

    ~Jess

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  5. Well it's good that you are branching out to other cheeses, you have to start somewhere right:) I love stinky and blue cheeses, feta too. Your Greek burgers sound and look so good. Great job Ramona!:)

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  6. We both love Greek food and your Spinach-Feta Burger looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Cheers,
    J+C

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  7. Wow, that looks fantastic! Definitely changing how I'm going to do burgers!

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  8. What a twist on traditional burgers my friend, this looks genius :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Please oh please tell me you saved one for me! This is a very creative burger, I like the way you think.

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  10. This is my kind of burger! My mouth is watering.

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  11. Yum, yum, yum. I love eating lamb. This burger sounds divine.

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  12. We make such boring burgers...it's time to shake things up! Your Greek touches sound fantastic!

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