My Big Fat Greco Inspired Burger

Recipe courtesy Susan Mello

My Big Fat Greco Inspired Burger
My Big Fat Greco Inspired Burger

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:

  • Tzatziki with feta:

  • • 1 small cucumber

  • • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt

  • • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • • 3 tablespoons fresh dill

  • • 1/2 cup crumbled Greek feta cheese

  • Grilled Eggplant:

  • • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

  • • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • • 1 large eggplant

  • Burger:

  • • 2 pounds ground lamb

  • • 3/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • • Salt and pepper

  • • Oil, for brushing on the grill rack

  • • 6 small pita breads

  • • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Directions

Directions: 1, Prepare an open grill for moderate direct-heat cooking Tzatziki with feta: 1. Seed and chop the cucumber. 2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, dill and feta. 3. Refrigerate and chill for 1 hour. Grilled Eggplant: 1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Whisk in oil until thick and well blended. 2. Cut the eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds. Arrange in a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish; coat well with dressing. 3. Grill eggplant until tender, about 3 minutes each side, keep warm. Lamb burger: 1. In a large bowl blend together lamb, mint, cumin, salt and pepper, to taste. 2. Form 6 patties. 3. Before grilling burgers, brush the grill rack with oil. 4. Place the patties on the rack turning once, 4 minutes each side. 5. Cut pitas horizontally and lightly toast over indirect heat. Assemble burgers as follows: Pita bottom, lettuce, burger topped generously with tzatziki, a slice of grilled eggplant, and the top of the pita.

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