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two Greek inspired burgers with lettuce, onions, and cucumebers.
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Greek Stuffed Feta Burgers With Tzatziki

These Greek beef burger patties are filled with Mediterranean flavors like lemon, roasted red peppers, garlic, and more! The burgers are then topped with a smear of tzatziki, as well as thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion, and lettuce. These burgers are the perfect weeknight meal because they cook in under 10 minutes on the grill.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 burgers (5 ounces each)
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Jessica Mode

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef 80% lean
  • ½ medium red onion finely diced (about ¾ cups)
  • cup roasted red bell peppers finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns for serving
  • tzatziki sauce for serving
  • butter lettuce for serving
  • thinly sliced cucumbers for serving
  • thinly sliced red onion for serving
  • thinly sliced tomato for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat a gas grill to high heat (450°F - 500°F).
  • Add ground beef, onion, roasted red bell pepper, garlic, lemon peel, lemon juice, oregano, and red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Mix everything with your hands until combined.
  • Divide the ground beef mixture into six 5-ounce patties. Add 1 ounce of feta cheese to the middle of each patty. Fold the patty around the cheese, then flatten patties to ¾ inch thick. Make a depression in the center of the patties using your thumb to prevent the burgers from puffing up on the grill during the cooking process. Season each side of the patties with salt and pepper, as desired. Place burgers in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up or until ready to cook on the grill.
  • Cook burgers covered over direct heat for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 150°F (medium-well).
  • To serve, toast hamburger buns. Spread a generous amount of tzatziki sauce on the top and bottom buns. Layer lettuce, a burger patty, sliced cucumbers, onions, and tomato on the bottom bun. Top with the remaining half of the bun and serve immediately.

Notes

Burger patties can be made 1 day ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to grill. Avoid seasoning the outside of the burgers with salt and pepper ahead of time. Season right before grilling.

Nutrition

Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 5mg