Grecian Ouzo Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

1
Debbie Reid

By
@Sirbarney

I love all the flavors in this burger - using a thinner type of "bun" really lets the flavors shine through. I also like to serve small glasses of Ouzo with the burgers.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 6
    thin slices prosciutto
  • 1 medium
    cucumber
  • 6 oz
    plain greek yogurt
  • 4 oz
    crumbed feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt, divided
  • 5/8 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 6 oz
    grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tsp
    capers, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    sliced pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 c
    thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp
    ouzo, divided
  • 1 lb
    ground round
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated onion
  • 2 tsp
    minced greek peppers, seeds and veins removed
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2
    lemon
  • 4 oz
    sliced fontina cheese
  • 4
    mini pita breads (approximately 4-inch each), split

How to Make Grecian Ouzo Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay prosciutto in a single layer onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, flip slices over, continue cooking another 5 minutes until crispy; remove from oven, set aside.
  2. Peel and remove seeds from cucumber; shred cucumber and squeeze dry. Place into a small bowl, add in the yogurt, feta cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; mix to combine; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, place the tomatoes, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, olives, basil, 1 1/2 tablespoons Ouzo, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; toss to combine; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, place the ground round, garlic, onion, Greek peppers, dried oregano, remaining 3 tablespoons Ouzo, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; mix just until combined, do not overwork the meat. Form into 4 patties, slightly larger than the pita bread; set side.
  5. Heat a large non-stick grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Add in the burgers and cook for 3 minutes; flip burgers over, squeeze the 1/2 of lemon over burgers, top burgers evenly with fontina cheese and continue to cook until burgers are cooked through and cheese has melted, approximately another 3 minutes.
  6. To assemble, spread approximately 2 - 3 tablespoons of the tzatziki sauce onto the bottom half of each pita bread, top with a burger, 1 1/2 slices of the prosciutto, tomato/basil salad, then with the top of the pita bread. Serve with remaining tzatziki sauce on the side.

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About Grecian Ouzo Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Course/Dish: Beef Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mediterranean




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