A great barbecue dish, and a nice alternative to steaks. Really quick to prepare! You can also fry them in a pan. ENJOY!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 grill for indirect heat.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, yogurt, thyme, and salt and pepper. Form meat into 8 patties, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

  • Cut the cheese into 4 slices. Place one cheese slice between two patties, and seal the edges. Repeat with remaining beef patties and cheese slices. Set bifteki aside.

  • Brush grate with oil, and arrange bifteki on hot grate. Cover, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until meat is cooked through and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 29.6g 59% DV; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; fat 23.9g 37% DV; cholesterol 117.3mg 39% DV; sodium 406.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This turns blah burgers into a gourmet meal! My husband and I loved it. Like other reviewers I added some oregano and basil in addition to the thyme and I used a bit more yogurt to make them very moist. I also ended up using crumbled gorgonzola (a type of blue cheese) instead of the feta which had gone AWOL. (the gorgonzola was great but I'm sure feta would be equally good) Since the burgers were fairly thick we cooked them on low heat on the grill. Served with the Greek Style Potatoes (which were excellent and easy to prepare) and artichokes. YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
boring!!! ground beef w cheese in it. not so exciting. Read More
(10)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This turns blah burgers into a gourmet meal! My husband and I loved it. Like other reviewers I added some oregano and basil in addition to the thyme and I used a bit more yogurt to make them very moist. I also ended up using crumbled gorgonzola (a type of blue cheese) instead of the feta which had gone AWOL. (the gorgonzola was great but I'm sure feta would be equally good) Since the burgers were fairly thick we cooked them on low heat on the grill. Served with the Greek Style Potatoes (which were excellent and easy to prepare) and artichokes. YUM! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
So Freakin' Simple It's Scary! I omited the thyme and added fresh oregano for a more traditional Greek flavour. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Would not change a thing! The spices make it something very special! Really enjoyed that meal! Try it out! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
These were easy and good. However, I'm a little bit of a numbskull when it comes to the grill. Call it a female thing. My grill was a tad too high and I flipped them too early, so unfortunately, they broke apart a little bit. However, the taste was wonderful. When you make the patties, be sure to make each pattie on the thin side, otherwise you'll end up with a gi-normous burger that takes forever to grill. I'd make these again and I'd also try other types of cheeses, too. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
boring!!! ground beef w cheese in it. not so exciting. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
I decided to try this recipe because of how much I like feta cheese but I was not at all impressed. Like another reviewer said you could hardly taste the feta inside the burger. I also thought the thyme was a bit overwhelming. I make way better hamburgers than this on a regular basis so I will not be making this recipe again. My boyfriend said he liked it but he was putting BBQ sauce on it! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Nice spin on the burger. I used more feta cheese added oregano and would serve it with garlic-flavored sides. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
As suggested I substituted oregano for thyme. Wonderful flavors - a definite keeper. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2004
I used ground turkey instead of beef and a George Foreman grill. 1.25 lbs made 3 large patties. It took MAYBE 10 minutes to prepare and that included 4 minutes of defrosting time. So simple. Pretty tasty. Love the feta. LOW CARB. Keeper. Read More
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