Greek Cheese Burgers with Tzatziki

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Tzatziki- cucumber relish- delicious! Recipe from a friend many years ago- she has since passed away in her sleep.(95)

This relish should be made at least 2 hours in advance.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

TZATZIKI:

make this 2 hours before you want to use it. can be made the day before:
3 c
greek yogurt
2 medium
seeded cucumbers,peeled and sliced(can use seedless cukes)
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 clove
garlic
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper

CHEESE BURGERS:

1 lb
lean ground beef
1/3 c
athenos feta cheese or your favorite brand
1/2 tsp
oregano
2 clove
minced garlic
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 large
egg

How to Make Greek Cheese Burgers with Tzatziki

Step-by-Step

  • 1Tzatziki:
    Salt cucumber slices with the kosher salt in a bowl;stir to coat all. Set aside for 30 minutes. Rinse lightly and drain. Place cucumbers on paper towel to draw out more water. Wipe dry before using.
    Now in a food processor, add cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic,dill and pepper. Pulse to finely chop, stir into yogurt. Set aside for 2 hours.
    THIS RESTING TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT- check for salt and re-season if necessary, before serving.
    ---
    Cheese Burgers:
    Heat the grill or a skillet to medium-high.
    Mix ground beef and remaining ingredients; mixing well to combine.
    Shape into 4 patties and cook for 5-6 minutes on one side and flip and cook 3-4 minutes on other or until desired degree of doneness you like.
    Serve on a bun with the cucumber relish or serve the relish on the side- I like it in the bun with the burger.

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About Greek Cheese Burgers with Tzatziki

Course/Dish: Beef, Vegetables, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Greek