Greek Burger Recipe

The Greek burger is a fantastic choice if you enjoy outdoor grilling during the summer. Even if you don’t have an outdoor grill, an indoor grill pan will work as well. Traditionally this recipe would have called for ground lamb, but I didn’t have any luck finding it so I went with ground beef instead. I am not sure how authentic this is to Greek cuisine. I could always ask Ivy from Kopiaste, her blog is dedicated to authentic Greek recipes. A few ingredients such as slivered black olives, garlic and lots of feta cheese go into these burgers. I also decided to add a minced jalapeno pepper as well for a little spice. A few condiments I put on the burgers were extra feta cheese, lettuce, tomato and black olives. You could serve a nice salad as a side dish. These burgers are pretty big so you could probably get more than two if you made them a little smaller. If you are looking for a delicious and easy burger recipe, give this one a try. Enjoy.

1lb ground beef (or ground lamb)
½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
½ cup black olives (slivered)
3 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 small jalapeno pepper (minced)
2 hamburger buns
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Optional Condiments-
Feta cheese
Black olives (sliced)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large bowl combine ground beef, feta cheese, black olives, garlic and minced jalapeno peppers. Mix well and form 2 large patties. Season patties with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 2: Grill on an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan until burgers are fully cooked.
Step 3: Place on a bun and add any condiments of your choice.
(Makes 2 burgers)


11 Responses to “Greek Burger Recipe”

  1. Food Lover — May 18, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

    Great quick update. Sounds really tasty and as I said earlier burgers are one of my favorites so was quite anxiously waiting for a cool burger recipe which I just got.

  2. teresa — May 19, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    Great idea for a burger, this looks really good!

  3. oneshotbeyond — May 19, 2009 @ 11:18 am

    so easy and good looking. I bet the taste great too!

  4. Victor — May 19, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

    Ahh…you’re making me hungry… To make purely Greek, you should add Tzatziki sauce.

  5. Bunny — May 19, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

    They’re perfect at the size they are, I love big fat juicy burgers!

  6. Ivy — May 20, 2009 @ 10:31 am

    Very creative Bobby. I love all the flavours you’ve added to it.

  7. eleanor — May 22, 2009 @ 7:20 am

    Tried these, and they were wonderful! Needed no sauce, as they had great flavor. I changed the recipe a trifle; added some melted butter to the ground beef mix and some fresh chives. Also brushed the buns with fresh oregano, garlic and olive oil before toasting them. Gave it a nice finish. But all around awesome recipe. Will make again.

  8. diva — May 28, 2009 @ 10:52 am

    oh that is one fantastic burger!! would be so good on the grill 🙂

  9. Adnan @ Pipe support — May 30, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    This looks great i tried one where you mix mushrooms and cheese but it started to fall apart on grill. I will try this and your French fries.
    I’ll let you know how it came out.

    Thank you for this
    Big Burger Freak- Adnan

  10. Kevin — May 30, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    I always like a nice Greek flavoured burger and these ones with olives and feta sound really good!

  11. Joan — June 5, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    This is a wonderful Lamb Burger. We grilled ours only to just med. rare, any more and it’s too much. This is a tender juicy burger. I did not have any Jalapenos on hand; nor a bun and it was great just as it is. Thanks for this nice recipe. Will be making these again soon. Regards….

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