Greek Burgers with Yogurt Sauce

These burgers were yummy. I highly recommend them. Below is the recipe for the burgers, oven fries, and yogurt sauce exactly as written by Jesse. That’s about all I have to say. 🙂

Greek Burgers
Source: Everyday Gourmet

1 pound of ground beef
2 cloves of garlic, grated
2 tablespoons of Greek Dressing
1 teaspoon of oregano
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of garlic and herb Mrs. Dash
1 tablespoon of minced basil
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup of Feta cheese

In a bowl add beef, grated garlic, basil, dressing ( or olive oil if you don’t have this dressing- although I would cut the amount by half) and all of the dry seasonings. Mix gently until combined. Then crumble in feta cheese and mix until just incorporated. Loosely form your mixture into a ball and score it into 4 even sized pieces, this will help to make even sized burgers. When forming your burger patties, remember to slightly indent the center of the burger, this will help with even cooking.

I like to store these in the fridge while I prepare the oven fries. I find that keeping the cheese in the patties cold until it is time to cook creates less of a mess in your pan.

To cook, preheat pan to a medium high heat ( I like a nice brown crust on my burgers) and cook on each side for about 6-7 minutes covered, depending on how thick your burger is. My burgers were thicker so I allowed for all 7 minutes per side.

Garlic Oven Fries

4 Yukon Gold potatoes ( small- medium sized)
1 teaspoon of Oregano
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of garlic and herb Mrs. Dash
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 450

So that these aren’t as huge as say a potato wedge, I like to cut the potatoes first in half, then cut the half in half again, so that you have 4 thick round slices of potato. Then I cut them into thin slices from there. Toss with olive oil and seasoning and allow to sit while your pan heats up.

Tyler Florence from the Food Network shared a great tip for oven fries. Allow your pan to preheat in your oven so that it is smoking hot, remove the pan from the oven and carefully toss on your fries. They will sizzle and form a crust right away,  get it back in the oven and toss fries with spatula or tongs every 5 minutes for 20 minutes. When you take your fries out, sprinkle them with salt.

Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup of Plain yogurt
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 tablespoon of Ken’s Greek Dressing
1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Mix and enjoy.


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