RECIPE

Greek Burgers with Feta Sauce

Greek-style chimichurri and feta sauce pack a delicious flavor punch. You can also serve the three-ingredient sauce with cut veggies, pita chips or dolloped on salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 2-3 tablespoons mint leaves
  • 1 shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2-2 pounds ground lamb, chicken or beef
  • Salt and pepper

For the feta sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts

For the fixin’s:

  • Toasted ciabatta rolls or grilled flat bread or toasted onion rolls
  • Lettuce, tomato and red onion

Preparation

Pre-heat a griddle pan to medium-high heat.


In a food processor, combine the oregano, red pepper, parsley, mint, shallot, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and lemon zest and pulse into a fine chimichurri sauce. Place the meat in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Combine with the herb mixture and form patties.


Combine the feta sauce ingredients in a clean food processor bowl and process into a creamy sauce.


Cook the burgers to desired doneness, 7-8 minutes for pink center on lamb or beef, 10-12 minutes for fully cooked chicken. Serve on toasted rolls or bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and sauce.

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