Gourmet Greek Burger

Here's a way to jazz up a perennial favorite with some new flavors.

Season your burger with a fresh take on mayonnaise seasoned with lemon, mint, and garlic. The burger gets loaded with feta cheese, arugula, and slices of grilled russet potato.

Carry on the Mediterranean-inspired theme with a sun-dried tomato pasta salad, or freshly sliced tomatoes and shredded basil with a drizzle of fruity olive oil.

Serves 4. Prep time: 20 minutes active, 30 minutes total.

INGREDIENTS

Burger

½ pound ground lamb

½ pound ground beef

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1 egg

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 large russet potato, sliced into ¼-inch

thick pieces, sprinkled with oil and salt

1 large tomato, sliced

2 ounces arugula

4 Kaiser rolls or whole wheat burger buns

Mayonnaise

½ cup light mayonnaise

3 tablespoons fresh basil, finely minced

1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely minced

1 lemon, zest and juice

1 clove garlic, minced

Pinch each of salt and ground black pepper

 

PREPARATION

In a small bowl, whisk all of the mayonnaise ingredients together until

well blended. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve the burgers.

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Mix the ground meats, cheese, egg

and spices together well and form into 4 patties. Grill the burgers

and sliced potatoes about 4 minutes on each side until meat is

cooked to desired doneness and potatoes are tender. Assemble each

burger on a bun with grilled potato slices, tomato slices, about half

an ounce of arugula and top with lemon basil mayonnaise.

 

Nutritional information

Per serving: 658 calories, 43 g. fat, 168 mg cholesterol, 933 mg sodium, 39 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 31 g. protein

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