Tonight was the first time I have ever grilled a burger and also the first time I used a George Foreman! It was quite an experience. Read more to find out about these burgers.
So along my journey I obviously needed to learn the art of grilling. Where better to start than burgers? Now of course I couldn't make the run of the mill burger, I saw this recipe and knew immediately it was perfect.
Greek Pita Burgers with Spinach, Feta and Tzatziki Sauce
1/2medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1container (8 oz) plain yogurt
4medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1clove garlic, finely chopped
1tablespoon olive oil
1teaspoon lemon juice
1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2cup Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, (thawed) squeezed to drain
1/3cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4cup finely chopped red onion
2cloves garlic, finely chopped
8whole wheat hamburger buns, split
2medium tomatoes, sliced
4leaves romaine lettuce, torn in half
- Place shredded cucumber in clean dish towel; squeeze to remove any excess liquid. In small bowl, mix cucumber and remaining sauce ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
- Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix all burger ingredients except buns, tomatoes and lettuce. Shape into 8 patties, 1/4 inch thick. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
- Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce on bottom half of each bun. Top with burger, tomato and lettuce. Cover with top halves of buns. recipe from Betty Crocker
So I don't know about you but I thought this was amazing! I did however forget the buns but bread was just fine. Now this is a more "girlie" burger especially with the Tzatziki Sauce. My boyfriend is my certified taste tester of all things I make and he was not thrilled with the sauce but, he did love the burger. We did agree that a more Greek way to make this would be to replace the cucumbers with olives in the sauce. I have not tried this yet and I do not know what the salty from the olive would do to the sauce. All in all I am thrilled with my first experience making burgers! Do you have any suggestions for a good sauce for a Greek Burger? If so leave me a comment and let me know!