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Feta & Tomato-Topped Greek Burgers

 

Feta & Tomato-Topped Greek Burgers

Prep Time: 35 Mins Cooking Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

BURGERS:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-3/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 pound ground lamb
  • 6 whole pita breads, warmed

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients; set aside. For burgers, place the oil, wine, vinegar, thyme, rosemary and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until blended.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil mixture, bread crumbs and salt. Crumble beef and lamb over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve burgers on pita breads with tomato mixture.