Burgers are good. Heck, burgers are great! But sometimes you want something a bit different from the standard cheeseburger. You also want that something different to be a thing that the kids will eat, not just glare at like you’ve put some kind of alien on their plate.
This dish puts a Mediterranean twist on the classic All-American hamburger. All that’s needed is to add a bit of kebab spice and onions to your burger meat of choice and finish off with feta for a meal that’s quick and simple, yet brings a slightly different and exotic set of flavors to the table. Minimal effort, maximum return, that’s exactly what a weeknight meal should be.
- 1 pound ground lamb or beef
- 1/2 cup onion
- 2 teaspoons fresh crushed garlic
- 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 Tablespoon sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream or tzatziki, Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Buns, lettuce and tomatoes
Place onion, garlic, salt, marjoram, paprika rosemary and pepper into blender (or chopper) and puree until there are no chunks of onion. Mix this well with the meat. Add the feta (or stuff the burgers!) Cook over medium-high heat in a skillet or grill pan until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
Spread Tatziki on bottom of bun. Arrange lettuce over the top, place patties over lettuce. top with tomatoes and top of bun.
Share and enjoy!
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Well, it could have used some sliced red onion, but I didn’t hear any complaints.
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