September 13, 2010

Greek Lamburgers

I love burgers, and I love greek why not smash those two together????? Need I say more.These are stuffed with feta and completed with homemade Tzatziki and a hot pepper fig pepper spread...

what you need:

makes 4 Burgers:

1lb Lamb
fresh herbs (mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano)
4-6oz greek yogurt (0% works well)
hot peppers
olive oil
sprouted grain buns


Step 1: open yogurt container and throw in the bowl (I bought a single cup, so about 4-6oz is good).

Step 2: De-seed and dice cucumber, chop herbs, and add about 2 T. of lemon, 1/2 T. EVOO and 1 finely chopped clove of garlic to the mix.

Step 3. Stir and taste...season with S&P to whatever feels greek enough to you.

Step 4: Put in fridge and chill.

Fig and Pepper Spread

Step 1: lightly chop 1 fig and 1-2 hot peppers (leave seeds if you like a bite)

Step 2: Put in food processor, add 1/2 T. EVOO while it is running.


Step 1: Put Lamb in bowl.

Step 2: Chop Herbs (all listed) and 1 clove garlic, add to lamb and season with S&P.

Step 3: Mix (hands work best if not taking photos)

Step 4: Break into 4 equal sized balls and flatten into concave patties. Stuff with Feta (time to eye ball)

Step 5: Ever so gingerly roll the burger into a ball and then re-form to look like something familiar. (I learned this technique watching women make papusa's at 3am)

Step 5: Slap on a grill or hot skillet. Cook for about 4min. on each side.

Construction: This is the most important step to any type of sandwich making, poor, un-ordered construction can change a flavor or texture of your food. Don't think it doesn't matter. BECAUSE IT DOES!!!!

Step 1: Toast Buns, when buns are brown smear the pepper fig spread on the bottom bun and cook for a few more sec.

cover with arugula

Step 2: Place Burger on top of arugula and Tzatziki on top Bun

Step 3: Step Flip the lid and enjoy!