View Full Version : Greek Burgers with Feta aioli (May 2000)
02-13-2001, 11:12 PM
I know this has been reviewed before, but...
Finally got around to making these last night for the family. We loved them, they were devoured by all. A great way to include spinach and burgers in a diet for teenagers too!
All family members gave this one a 10...definitely a repeat meal. I served with baked "fries".
I also carmelized the onions down pretty soft before topping them onto the burgers. Yum Yum.
06-15-2003, 09:57 AM
i have been wanting to make these for years & finally did it.
the only thing i did differently was that i didnt add the fresh parsley & subbed penzey's greek seasoning instead of the salt (it has salt in it). like browneye, i cooked the red onions down a bit on the grill. i wanted softer onions than crisp ones.
these came out very moist & held together nicely. they looked pretty with the spinach & roasted red pepper peeking through. the feta aioli was a great condiment & easy to whirl together. the only complaint was that despite all the add-ins, it was still not as flavorful as i would have liked. this could be because i have not had ground round in years. i always use ground sirloin for burgers. or it could be the lack of parsley?
of course i will make these again, they were good. but would probably add more greek seasonings to it to give more flavor.
if you havent made these yet, you should give them a try this summer!
you can find the recipe at this (http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?threadid=4974&highlight=greek) thread.
My fiance and I finally made these last night! They were wonderful!
We followed the recipe as written except I roasted my own peppers and we used wheat buns instead of sourdough, oh and we used turkey instead of ground round. My fiance dropped the red onions on the floor after they were grilled and they could not be saved :( We didn't miss them, although would have been a great addition. FI was worried the burgers would stick to the grill, they held up great. He also requested cutting back on the spinach while he was making them, I said it would be fine with the 10 oz ;) So, we began to eat and he said "mmmmmmmm". He then followed with "could use less spinach". Then after a few more bites, he said you know these are perfect, the spinach is actually great. :D This is definitely a great way to get some hidden vege's in. We served it with grilled corn and the sauteed garlicky artichokes from the may or june issue.
One bad thing was the feta aioli melted into the burger after a while. The onions and lettuce would have helped prevent this, but we just added more :)
Definite repeater! I already sent the recipe to my mom, wish we would have made these a long time ago!!
Glad y'all got around to trying this recipe...this is my FAVOURITE burger recipe (love that aioli...and getting spinach in my diet to boot!!)
06-18-2003, 10:15 AM
I've made these burgers a number of times. Always love them.
09-08-2003, 09:05 AM
I finally got around to making these. Better late than never! These were great - my new favorite....til the next one comes along :rolleyes:
01-03-2006, 08:26 AM
would anyone be able to post the recipe? thanks so much! :)
01-03-2006, 08:36 AM
Greek-Style Burgers with Feta Aioli
This burger--stuffed with roasted bell peppers and spinach-- carries Greek flavors in every bite. We've topped it with a tomato slice, lettuce leaves, and our low-fat version of the garlicky French mayonnaise aioli (ay-OH-lee) made more flavorful by adding feta cheese.
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
5 (1/2-inch-thick) slices red onion
1 pound lean ground round
2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 garlic cloves, crushed
5 (1 1/2-ounce) sourdough sandwich buns
To prepare aioli, combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor; pulse 1 minute or until smooth. Cover and chill.
Prepare grill or broiler.
To prepare the burgers, place onion slices on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
Combine the beef and the next 9 ingredients (beef through crushed garlic) in a large bowl. Divide the beef mixture into 5 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and cook for 6 minutes on each side or until burgers are done. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons aioli over top half of each bun. Place patties on bottom halves of buns, and top each with 1 onion slice and top half of bun.
Yield: 5 sandwiches
NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 385(28% from fat); FAT 12.1g (sat 4.4g,mono 4.4g,poly 1.8g); PROTEIN 30.5g; CHOLESTEROL 110mg; CALCIUM 225mg; SODIUM 712mg; FIBER 4.3g; IRON 5.7mg; CARBOHYDRATE 38g
Cooking Light, MAY 2000
01-03-2006, 10:03 AM
01-03-2006, 10:43 AM
I may have to try these. (I may use ground chicken though.) I made the Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce yesterday and they were excellent. These also sound very good. I LOVE feta. :D
01-03-2006, 10:49 AM
These are really good ... they are on my repeater list. My other favorite is a Blue Cheese Stuffed Cajun Burger that's sinful. I only eat red meat on occasion so 1-2 times during warmer months may be all the hamburgers I will grill and it's usually one of these two unless a tempting recipe pops up.
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