You may remember that I shared this recipe a little more than two weeks ago over at Crafty Meggy.  In case you missed it, I’m sharing it here.  In the winter we use the crockpot about 3 times a week, and in the summer, I generally cook on the grill at least that much.  I love grilling– it is low clean up, and keeps the heat out of the kitchen.  (Since I live in the South, I can grill all year long, but it does tend to be one of those summer cooking styles, doesn’t it?) Now, one of the few foods that we all can agree on in this house, is that hamburgers are delicious.  I have a few varieties of recipes that I like to make, and Mellow Man has his own burger recipe.  However, I found this delicious Greek/Mediterranean variation on the traditional hamburger in the Taste of Home magazine a few months ago.  We love Greek food around here, and it was an easy recipe to memorize, and then tweak.  (I like to add ingredients or modify the recipe to suit my family’s tastes. Don’t you?!)

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Now you can make this recipe as your traditional beef burger, or for a little extra flavor consider using bison; however, this is really tasty with ground lamb, so that you have a Mediterranean Lamb burger.  (Also if you aren’t sure about ground lamb, consider mixing a combination of ground beef and ground lamb).  Whatever type of meat you like, gather up a pound and a half to make these tasty burgers, and 3 other ingredients.  In addition to your ground meat, you’ll need some red onion, feta cheese, and Konriko Greek seasoning.  (You can find the Konriko Greek seasoning in spice aisle, or some similar product.)

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 Now, I general do things by feel and proportion, but I’m going to give you my general process.  Please note that if you like Feta cheese a lot, you can add more, same with the onion and seasoning.

I use:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground meat (beef, bison or lamb)
  • 1/3 of a small-medium red onion, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese.  (If you use crumbled, crumble the larger chunks more finely.
  • 2 Teaspoons of Greek Seasoning

Mix the ingredients together with a fork:

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Now, a couple of things you need to remember when you prepare these burgers.  Mix the ground meat and ingredients together well before making your burger patties.  You need to make sure the last burger has the right proportion of meat to it.  You also must pat your burgers together well.  They are crammed fully of yummy cheese and onion, so if you pat them together too loosely, they won’t stick.  I roll them into a firm ball before pressing them into patties.    Then stick those burgers on the grill to cook!  Yum!

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If you want to have the complete Mediterranean Burger, you can serve the burger with a little Tzatziki Sauce, but as a Southern girl, I like a little Duke’s Mayonnaise!

Happy grilling!  ‘m sharing this recipe at: