Tired of plain old 'burgers for summertime? Mix it up a bit by adding some classic Greek flavor: spinach, feta, roasted red pepper, and herbs...Yum! Serve these burgers on a warm toasted Kaiser roll, with a delicious feta cheese spread, fresh lettuce, and tomato.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 burgers
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut the red bell pepper in half from top to bottom; remove the stem, seeds, and ribs; place pepper cut-side-down onto the prepared baking sheet.

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  • Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the pepper has blackened and blistered, about 5 minutes. Allow the blackened pepper to cool and steam in a paper bag for 5 minutes; peel and dice; set aside.

  • Stir together the 2 ounces feta cheese, mayonnaise, lime juice, the 1 sprig chopped mint, and the 1 sprig chopped parsley in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Place the roasted red pepper, ground beef, feta cheese, spinach, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, onion, basil, the remaining mint, and the remaining parsley in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and mix gently with your hands until evenly combined. Divide the meat mixture to form 4 equal 4 1/2 inch patties.

  • Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Serve burgers on warm toasted Kaiser roll with the feta cheese spread, fresh tomatoes, and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

634 calories; protein 38.7g 77% DV; carbohydrates 36.5g 12% DV; fat 37.1g 57% DV; cholesterol 173.5mg 58% DV; sodium 1081.8mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
I made the following changes: frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed mostly dry shredded mozzarella and a large shallot in place of the onion. Also I only used 1 sprig each of mint and basil. These were pretty decent very juicy burgers. If anything I under seasoned them so they were a bit bland but nothing a little seasoned salt won't fix. Served one patty over sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with a large dollop of artichoke jalapeno dip over all. Great lunch! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2009
No thanks. Way too much effort for a so-so result. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
I made the following changes: frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed mostly dry shredded mozzarella and a large shallot in place of the onion. Also I only used 1 sprig each of mint and basil. These were pretty decent very juicy burgers. If anything I under seasoned them so they were a bit bland but nothing a little seasoned salt won't fix. Served one patty over sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with a large dollop of artichoke jalapeno dip over all. Great lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
I made these this summer for my friends and they were a huge hit! Make sure to serve them with the Tzatziki sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Great recipe! I used a 10 oz. box of frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) and my son requested meatloaf instead of burgers so I just mixed up the meat mixture and put it in a loaf pan baked for about 1 - 1 1/4 hours. I also made the spread for us to put on the meatloaf as we plated it. Great will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
EXCELLENT! I put these on Grilled onion ciabatta rolls and WHOA! AWESOME! A favorite for sure!Thanks!? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Good flavor! I did add a little Greek yogurt to the meat to help it stay together but it was still a little too tender - had to use care in flipping. It browned up really fast so a lower temp is recommended. Very juicy and so nice to have something different! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
This did take alot of prep specially cause i had to go and buy all the fresh herbs these burgers required but it was well worth all the effort. It was delicious! I found that the spread needs to be thinned out with a bit more mayo and lime juice but other than that i followed the recipe with very good results. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2009
No thanks. Way too much effort for a so-so result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
My burgers fell apart on the grill a bit (probably too much stuff not finely chopped enough and not enough meat in mine) but they are frickin' delicious! I was pleasantly surprised by the mint. I was wary but it adds just the right touch of...something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2013
This was so easy and tasted great. I used frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) and I used a small jar of roasted red peppers from the store. This cut out a lot of prep time. Plus one pound of meat made 5 large burgers. Next time we will make 6 patties out of it. Very hearty meal. It even stuffed my husband. Read More
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