Greek Cheese Burgers with Tzatziki

1
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

  1. Tzatziki:
    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



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