Do something different for your burgers this week and try incorporating some Mediterranean flavors. These Greek burgers are topped with a delicious herb-feta sauce that will have you coming back for more. Plus, they're easy to make and perfect for a summer BBQ. Give them a go!
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 3 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, divided
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 small red onion
- 1 pound ground lamb or ground beef
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ cup pitted black olives.
- 2 pitas, halved, split, and warmed
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 1 plum tomato, sliced
- 4 leaves romaine lettuce
- Cooking spray
To prepare burgers, pulse onion in a food processor until it is coarsely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; add lamb or beef, pepper, 1 teaspoon oregano, and salt. Gently mix the mixture with your hands just until combined (do not overmix). Shape into four ½-inch-thick patties.
Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until done (160 degrees F).
Divide pita bread evenly among four serving plates; top each with 1 patty, ½ cup yogurt sauce, cucumber, tomato, olives, and lettuce. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 pita half and 1 patty)
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 15 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 83 mg Sodium: 640 mg Total Carbohydrate: 18 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 26 g
Most people know that Greek yogurt is a healthy food choice, but many don’t know exactly why. Greek yogurt is high in protein and low in carbs, making it the perfect choice for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight. Greek yogurt also contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that improve gut health. Studies have shown that probiotics can help reduce inflammation, promote better digestion, and boost the immune system. So if you’re looking for a high-quality, nutritious snack alternative, Greek yogurt is a great option!
Do you like cheese? Do you like sauce? If so, then you'll love feta sauce! This delicious and healthy sauce is made with feta cheese, olive oil, and other simple ingredients. It's perfect for pasta, pizza, or even as a dip. Feta sauce is a great way to add some extra protein and calcium to your diet. Plus, it's really easy to make! So next time you're feeling adventurous in the kitchen, give feta sauce a try. You won't be disappointed!
Feta Sauce Ingredients
- Ingredients for the sauce:
- 1 cup feta, crumbled
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as dill, parsley, or thyme)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Ingredients for the burgers:
- 1 ½ pounds of extra lean ground beef
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
The sauce is easy to make and can be used on any type of burger. I like to use extra lean ground beef, but you could also use turkey or lamb.