09 March 2010

This isn't really a recipe, per se, but more of an idea of how to make burgers a bit more interesting. I am not a big fan of burgers, but my mother-in-law gave us some frozen hamburger patties and I wanted to use them.

Greek-Style Burgers

1 lb. ground beef or 4 preformed hamburger patties
Greek Seasoning (I use Penzey's)
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 fresh tomato, diced
sliced black olives
4 hamburger buns
hummus or tzatziki sauce

Season ground beef liberally with Greek Seasoning and form into patties if necessary. Grill or cook the way you normally do burgers.

Top with the feta cheese, tomato, and olives. Spread hummus or tzatziki sauce on buns and serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

Very tasty and a nice variation from the standard hamburger with american cheese. We weren't able to grill these, as even though it was warm enough outside, our deck was still covered in a couple inches of snow.

I served mine with some sweet potato waffle fries.

*The waffle fries: I used a crinkle cutter to cut 2 sweet potatoes into 1/4" slices, covered them with plastic wrap and microwaved them for 3 minutes. Then I put them on a baking sheet, brushed with oil, sprinkled with salt, and baked them at 450 for 15-20 minutes, flipping them over once. It's an idea I saw in a parenting magazine.

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