Greek Burgers - All of your favorite Greek flavors in a juicy burger.
This week for #SundaySupper we are all making things that were/are our Father's favorite. My Father passed away last November so when Isabel first announced the theme I was a bit apprehensive about how it might make me feel. I knew I was dreading the approaching Father's Day since it will be the first one without him so I thought focusing any more attention on it would make the day much harder for me. But you know what? It actually made me happy. Instead of thinking about how much I miss him, I was thinking about the things he loved to eat, and boyyyy did he like burgers!! Wait, did I say like? I meant LOVE. They really were his favorite thing to eat. You could keep your filet or rib eye, no lobster for him, just make him a good ol' juicy burger and he was a happy happy man!!
My Dad was my biggest supporter in everything thing I do, especially my food blog. When I told him it was what I wanted to do he was first in line to say "You can do it!". He really was a special man. I used to love him coming downstairs when I was cooking dinner and asking, "What experiment are we having tonight?". That was what spurred me on to make different types of burgers. I wanted to give my Dad different versions of his favorite food.
When we moved from Southern California to Western Washington there was a lot of foods I missed. Mexican of course, but I couldn't find a good gyros anywhere near me! I used to have gyros at least a couple of times a month when I lived in California but had never experimented with the flavors at home because, well I could get it whenever I wanted and was actually a bit nervous (for some reason) to try to create those flavors at home. Well all of that fear went out the window when I moved and there were no gyros to be found anywhere.
Into the kitchen I went and 6 years later this is what came out. Now there is a great Greek place in town, but I think it might be nicer to stay home with the family, a burger, and a great glass of wine!
This one was for you Dad, I love you!!!
All of your favorite Greek flavors in a juicy burger.
- 1 pound ground lamb
- 5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
- 1/4 cup (a generous handful) fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
- 4 ounces crumbled feta
- Kosher salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Sliced vine ripe tomato
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Burger buns
- Heat the olive oil to a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl and add the lamb, all of the seasonings, cooled onions and garlic, spinach, parsley, feta cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix just until combined and form into 2 large or 4 small patties. Heat the grill to medium-high and place the burgers on the grill. Cook the burgers, flipping once, about 10 minutes for medium rare, or until desired doneness.
- Top your burgers with sliced tomato and slather the top bun with Tzatziki Sauce.
Prep Time: 0 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: lamb, spinach, onion, garlic, parsley, feta cheese, burger