Thursday, April 7, 2011

Greek Burgers

It's that time of the year...when we like to fire up the grill once again. Chef Dez...our famous local chef...featured a Greek flavoured burger as his recipe of the month for April. The sun came out long enough yesterday to use the BBQ...and we enjoyed our own version of the Chef's Greek burger for supper last night. If you are looking for a great new flavour for the seasonal classic...try a Greek burger!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 100 gr feta cheese, crumbled (use garlic and herb feta for added flavour)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Divide into four portions and shape into four patties.
  2. Grill on a pre-heated BBQ over medium heat until cooked through (approximately 10 minutes) flipping once.
  3. Serve on your favorite burger bun..with tomato, lettuce and a generous portion of  Tzatziki.


 Tzatziki
  • 1 Long English cucumber
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  1. Grate unpeeled cucumber and squeeze out extra moisture. (Grate into a strainer and squeeze excess moisture out by pressing down with a bowl.)
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well with a wire whisk.
  3. Stir in cucumber and chill for several hours before serving.

16 comments:

  1. The tip to buy something new each month is great. It would spice up my time in the kitchen for sure! I will try the "T" dip tonight - it looks delicious! I'm going to put this blog on my side bar. maybe that will help me. Thanks to all you girls who have worked so hard to produce your cookbook. I'm going to pre-order some of your cookbooks from Amazon very soon. They will be wonderful to give as gifts.

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  2. Looks delish! We love feta around here so I know that this would be a hit.

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  3. That really looks like a juicy burger. BBQ season is here and it will be fun to have new recipes for that.

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  4. Oh my goodness...those pictures are making me drool!!! great pictures and those recipes are a "must try" Thanks..

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  5. Loving these burgers! I love Greek flavors and on a burger I bet it was amazing....yum!

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  6. Thanks for the Tzatziki recipe - I love serving it as an appy with toasted pita wedges.
    The burger sound awesome - we'll have to try it soon.

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  7. Looks yummy. Great minds think alike...except I'm putting in some Rosemary...I can't live with out that. Hope you found a sunny spot today.

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  8. I love tzatziki! These burgers look fabulous!

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  9. I changed to a greek menu because of these :)

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  10. Could you tell me what 100 gr feta converts to in American measure? Thank you.

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  11. PJ...100 grams would be about 1/4 pound (4 oz.) or 1/2 cup is close enough.

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  12. Tried your Greek burgers while visiting our daughter and family in Abbotsford. They were wonderful!
    Had the Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes with them from your cookbook.Amazing!!
    Received your cookbook from her as a gift. Can't wait to try more recipes. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Dear PJ. Judy beat me to the correct estimate, as usual. It's also equivalent to 1/3 cup plus a dirty sock - if that helps.

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