Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Greece - Greek Burgers and Salad

Tonight's meal is super simple since I had done up Greek burgers and froze them a couple of weeks ago. 
The rest of the Euro 2012 menu is here.

Greek Burgers
Serves 4

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried mint (I dry my own so the leaves stay whole and maintain a nice flavour.  You may want to try fresh mint, use 2tbsp - 1/4 cup)
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • more feta, lettuce, tomato, yogurt, tzatziki, hummus to top
  • buns or pita

  1. Mix beef through to crumbled feta together, divide into 4 equal portions and make into patties
  2. Grill or pan fry until cooked through, about 15 - 20 minutes
  3. Serve with more feta, lettuce, tomato, yogurt, tzatziki and/or hummus
  4. I like mine in a pita!
Greek Salad
Serves 4

  • 1 red and green pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 green onions (scallions)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • black olives (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

  1. Dice the peppers, onions and cucumber into 1/2 inch pieces.  Add in the olives if using
  2. Mix the oil through to lemon and pour over the veggies (or use a nice bottled Greek dressing if you like)
  3. Stir in the feta.
  4. This salad is nicer the longer it sits.  I like to make mine a couple of hours ahead of time.

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