I crave this Greek Burger recipe as the weather begins to warm…the grill is calling my name! And I know JUST what to put on it. This is my variation on this Greek Burger recipe. (opens in a new window) The layers of flavor are just amazing…this is currently my favorite burger. I also love that there is no bun involved, so it’s very “low carb” friendly!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Sundried Tomatoes, sliced black olives, feta cheese, my Greek Seasoning mix.
And fresh chopped garlic. (not pictured…oops!)
Layer all of your ingredients onto your pound and a half of ground beef. Sprinkle liberally with Greek Seasoning mix. I am guessing that I add about 2 t. total.
I like to cut the tomatoes into smaller pieces.
Press your ingredients down onto the meat, and then fold the meat in half over the ingredients.
Continue pressing out meat and then folding it over to incorporate all of your ingredients.
Or you can just toss everything into a bowl and stir. You just want an even mix throughout the meat.
Form your patties into football or oval shapes, and press your thumb into the center to make an indention. (This keeps the meat flat while it’s grilling, and avoids the ‘giant meat-ball’ effect)
Now you’re ready to grill!While they are on the grill, I just removed the foil from my tray I mixed the meat on, and it’s ready for the burgers…no dishes to wash! Yay!
Is Smell-o-vision too much to ask for with today’s technological advances?
Seriously…these are the best burgers EVER. You get the rich flavors of the meat, spiked with tart/sweet tomato, creamy feta, and tart little olives. Perfection.
What you want to do next is to take one of these beauties, and toss it onto any flatbread or pita half of your choice. Because I’m eating Trim Healthy Mama style, I chose a low carb tortilla.
Top with this Tzatziki Sauce Recipe. If you’ve never had tzatziki sauce, it’s AMAZING…cold yogurt, garlic, cucumber and dill sauce.
Top with fresh, cold lettuce and maybe even tomato slices if you’ve got any good tomatoes at hand.
Here is the printable Greek Burger Recipe:
- 1½ pounds of ground beef
- ¼-1/2 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
- ⅓ cup sliced black olives
- ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes, cut into chunks
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 t. Greek Spice Blend
- Press ground beef out flat. I used my grilling tray, covered with foil, so I wouldn't have to wash a separate bowl.
- Top with all remaining ingredients.
- Press ingredients down into meat slightly.
- Fold meat in half over the fillings.
- Press out meat again, and fold over, repeating until ingredients are incorporated evenly through the meat.
- Or, you can toss everything into a bowl and mix it up...your call.
- Form patties into an oval or football shape, indenting the centers with your thumb. This will keep them flat while grilling!
- Grill to perfection.
- Zip together Tzatziki sauce to serve with your amazing Greek Burgers.
Where was the recipe for the tzatziki sauce?
Just posted it, Ginger!
Jennifer Owen says
Wasn’t sure what I was going to make tonight then came across your link on the THM FB page. They turned out great!
Excellent! They’re a favorite here too!
You can pan-fry them if a grill is not available. 🙂
Do you have the nutritional values for any of your recipes? In particular The Naturally Sweetened Banana Bread and Greek Burgers?
I don’t really have a way to figure nutritional values…sorry.
Beyond Bluestockings says
Gwen, thanks for sharing your recipes. My daughter made these and the dip for dinner, and they were great. I like how pretty you make your blog, too. Info is good, info with pretty is a treat! Thanks!
Thank you SO much!
Roger and Sydney Ramirez says
These look terrific. I just bought the THM e-book yesterday and am trying to read it and learn about it every spare moment I have. I’m very excited about adopting a new eating lifestyle.
Yay! Celebrating those changes with you. 🙂
Tara Hills says
Made this for Friday Super Special Supper this week. (after blending up the Greek Spice Blend in the bullet — and the ranch — can’t wait to indulge!) The patties were so good I almost wanted to eat them RAW! But I patiently waited for the BBQ to fire up. Had 2 kids in the tub at the same time so I popped them on the grill, turned it down, got them out of the tub and came downstairs to flip the burgers. Culinary Disaster — barbecue had flames coming out the sides! Grabbed my oven mitts and squirt bottle, hollered for 8 year old daughter to quick bring me a big cup of water. After the fire was put out (darn beef grease!) the charred bricks glared at me from the grill and I had to smile again and my second Gwen’s Nest culinary disaster. Entirely my fault. But not enough to keep me down! I got PLENTY of spice blend and determination to try again. This time I’ll stay right by the BBQ though….my mouth waters just thinking about how good these are going to be when I don’t fry them to charcoal.
Oh, how SAD! Let me know when you get to try them again. I want you to love them after all you’ve been through.
What meal is this? S or E? Thanks.
This is an S meal…red meat is pretty much always S unless you use very lean and rinse it like I do with my chili.
Are the sundried tomatoes oil-packed or just the dehydrated ones?
I just buy the dehydrated ones.
Would this be a S meal? I am just starting THM and trying to figure out my meal plan.
I tried this tonight for my family and we all liked it. I used fresh chopped tomatoes in it, and served it with dinner rolls and a simple salad. Cooked indoors on the stove. Special enough for guests. Thanks
I am wondering, and this may have been asked already, can I use ground turkey for these burgers? Thank you in advance
Gwen Brown says
Sure! They’ll still be in S territory with the feta & olives, and most ground turkey is a higher fat content.
Is this an S if you use ground lamb? Oh, so yummy sounding!
Gwen Brown says
It’s an S either way with the feta & olives added in. 🙂 Enjoy! The lamb sounds AMAZING!
Deb Beabes says
Gwen, How can I get a blank copy of your weekly meal plan? Can you email me one? Thanks!
Gwen Brown says
The blank sheet is posted here on the Weekly Menu Planning post, along with a filled out one.
Made these last night and they were ridiculously good! Both of my teenage daughters ate them-the sauce is a MUST – delicious! Thank you so much for a yummy THM burger. The sauce was pretty loose but it soaks into the meat and makes it even more delicious! I now have greek seasoning to last a while as well 🙂
Gwen Brown says
So glad you enjoyed them, Nancy!
Lori J Chapman says
Loved these. I made due with what I had, which was no sun dried tomatoes and no tzatziki. My son doesn’t really like tomatoes anyway, so that was no big deal. I just sliced some thinly to place on my burger when I ate it.
For the loss of tzatziki, I did a few things. First of all, I skinned, seeded and finely diced about two tbsps of cucumber to add to the meat, also about two tbsps of onion. Then, I made what I now call “fake-ziki” which was two tbsps of plain ranch dressing mixed with 1 tbsp of Ken’s Greek Salad Dressing (it’s a viniagrette). Nummy! If I had cucumber ranch on hand, it would have been better. You could also finely dice a little cucumber to put in it, if you like.
I cooked mine on my cast iron griddle pan because it is cold outside, lol. You could even sear them off in the grill pan and finish them in the oven, personal preference. We served these on lightly grilled pita bread, with Greek potatoes and Greek salad. Couldn’t have been happier.
Thanks for the great recipe! Five stars – for some reason my computer won’t let me mark the stars in the Rate This Recipe field, but it’s FIVE!
Gwen Brown says
Sounds like some delicious additions! Great ideas, Lori!