Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Summer brings out my burger craving in a big way!  Sure, there's that whole outdoor grilling thing but, actually, I love mine made in burning hot cast iron pan in my own kitchen.  However they're made, though, I've been wanting them non-stop.  As it happens, my friend, Kita, from Girl Carnivore is hosting a burger month - 31 days, 31 burger recipes by 31 amazing bloggers.  And there are cool giveaways, too, so be sure to enter the raffle at the bottom of this post.

Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce
Every day I see what my fellow #BurgerMonth bloggers made and, every day, I say "Ooh, I want that and oh, I want that, too!"  But I had to decide what flavors I would contribute to the party and my love of Greek food meant we're taking a trip to Greece via my cast iron pan.  Creamy tzatziki sauce, the salty bite of fresh feta, crispy baby spinach and plenty of oregano.  Oh, yes, Greece was a good place to go for a burger.  Enjoy!











Ingredients
1/4 - 1/2 lb. Ground beef
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 - 2 Slices fresh tomato
1/4 Cup fresh spinach leaves
2 Tablespoons tzatziki sauce (recipe below)
2 Tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce:
3/4 Cup Greek style yogurt
1 Clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 Cucumber, diced
1 Teaspoon chopped dill
Salt & pepper to taste

Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce
Season your beef patty with salt, pepper and the oregano on both sides.  Heat the oil in a cast iron pan and cook the beef to your desired doneness.

Combine all the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce in a bowl and mix.

When your burger is cooked the way you like it, spread a tablespoon of the sauce on the bottom of a toasted roll, add the burger, tomato slices, spinach and remaining sauce.  Sprinkle on the feta cheese.


Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce
A huge thanks to all of the fun bloggers who were just as inspired by a month of burgers as I was and the awesome companies that have donated prizes to #burgermonth , El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese







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11 comments:

  1. I love bacon cheeseburgers topped with onion rings and BBQ sauce, but that burger above looks amazing, too! Looking forward to trying out the recipe.

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  2. I make an awesome burger topped with crab, Hatch green chiles, & Monterey Jack cheese--so damn good-really!

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  3. I've made some epic burgers, but burgers with grilled pineapple, brown sugar BBQ, bacon and swiss on Hawaiian sweet rolls have been our favorite lately.

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  4. I mix hamburger, chopped jalapenos, worcestershire sauce, chopped onions, garlic powder, season salt, pepper together. Grill on the grill when done if want a slice of cheese. To eat I put more slices of jalapenos(I like them), slice of tomato, slice of onion, lettuce. I like my burgers!!!
    Donna Harris

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  5. 1/2 beef, 1/2 maple sausage mixed together and made into patties. Top the burgers w/grilled onions, pepper jack, avocado and bbq sauce. They are amazing!

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  6. I love to do freshly ground chicken with lots of thyme, pan seared and then eaten on whole wheat buns. My husb will even eat them!

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  7. I LOVE anything Greek food related. This burger with the tzatziki sauce on top sounds so good!

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  8. chicken burgers layered w tomatoes avocado crispy onion rings and mayo aioli!

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  9. You had me at tzatziki! Then you put it on a burger. Genius. Thanks for sharing with #burgermonth.

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  10. Burger, is a popular spicy vegetarian fast food dish. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched with vegetables between two slices of a pav.

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