Mediterranean Burgers by the Bonfire

by Lauren

These burgers were so juicy and flavorful I just couldn’t help but share them with you!

Packed with sundried tomatoes, spinach and feta these little babies make the perfect edible patty to put between a couple of hamburger buns.

The giant chunks of feta are cooked straight into the meat, giving it a tangy cheese surprise in every bite!

Chris and I made this palate pleasing dinner for our hosts (T.J. and Marley) in Newport, RI last week and I do believe everyone agreed that these scored pretty high up there on the tasty burger scale.

T.J. even taught us a handy Rachel Ray trick. Apparently, if you press your thumb into the center of the patty before it’s cooked, it won’t swell in the center and become absurdly thick.

Well, by golly, it worked!

Honestly, make these. Before summer and grilling season end, you really do want to make these.

They took all of ten minutes to make and ten minutes to cook. It doesn’t get much easier than making a homemade burger patty.

Plus, its super fun to get your hands in there and mush it all together!

Oh, and serve it with homemade parmesan fries if you really want to wow your guests.

I can’t take credit for that addition, but they were quite awesome.

Eat it by a backyard bonfire with your buddies and that, my friends, is a proper meal.

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Here is the part where I admit failure and tell you I didn’t take get a proper picture of the whole sha-bang. It was far too dark and they just simply didn’t do the burger justice. So, no assembled burger pic today friends, sorry!


Mediterranean Burger

Makes 4 burgers

Ingredients:

1.25 lb 80/20 ground beef

3/4 cup feta

1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

5 oz. fresh spinach, sautéed and squeezed to remove excess water

1 egg, beaten

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

4 buns

Optional toppings: Tomatoes, onion, mustard (or honey mustard!), lettuce, or olive tapenade

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl using your hands. Score the meat into four even sections. Pull out one section at a time and form a patty. Lightly press your thumb into the center of the patty.

Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side in a skillet or on a grill.


So maybe I didn’t get a good burger picture for you but I do have some cool ones from Newport, RI to share with you.

My first ever lobster roll (lobster, mayo, celery, and dill on a hotdog bun):

See that lobster on there?

This used to be its home…

Yikes!

Also my first ever stuffed quahog, or “stuffie”  (clams, chorizo, onion, bell pepper, lemon and bread crumbs)…

I thoroughly enjoyed that little stuffie!

I had no idea what I was eating until afterwards, but it made it that much more entertaining to munch on.

From the Little Yellow Kitchen road somewhere near Ithaca, NY,

Lauren

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16 Responses to “Mediterranean Burgers by the Bonfire”

  1. Those burgers look ahhhhhmazing! Hope you two darlings are having a rock’n good time in PB this summer. XO

  2. I can use my imagination and I know that the burgers looked every bit as great as I ma thinking!

  3. Yum, I’d love these burgers!

  4. Oh, these look fabulous! I wonder if my family would balk at the signs of spinach in there burgers? I might just have to make one for me :)

  5. Those burgers look absolutely delicious!!! Oh and did I mention gorgeous?? xoxo

  6. Looks yummy! I’ve been into making my own burgers lately and I love it! There’s so much you can do…use beans, tuna, salmon…and it always tastes great! Haha, I just did a burger post too! :) Great minds think alike I guess!

  7. Burgers look wonderful.

  8. I’m sure they looked as great as they sound! I can imagine the chunks of feta tasting amazing. I love everything about this burger. Yum!

  9. The burgers look amazing! I’ve seen them with just spinach and feta and I’ve always thought, ‘meh…”. The sun dried tomatoes make them, “WOW”! Buzzed it!

  10. Lauren

    Oh yea, the sundried tomato really kicks it up a notch!

  11. Lauren

    They definitely do…Mmm. My mouth is watering all over again!

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  13. Lauren

    Haha it’s still good without spinach 😉 Just not as healthy!

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