Greek Feta Burgers - Biftekia Yemista
March 16, 2013
"These tasty burgers are stuffed with feta cheese. If you have not made stuffed burgers before, please review my photo tutorial on this in the photo forum showing you how to put the cheese inside. http://www.recipezazz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=132&t=5464"
- Serving Size: 1 (186.6 g)
- Calories 457.3
- Total Fat - 28.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 11.6 g
- Cholesterol - 151.4 mg
- Sodium - 355.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 4.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
- Sugars - 2.9 g
- Protein - 42.4 g
- Calcium - 124.6 mg
- Iron - 5.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
In a mixing bowl, use wet hands to mix the beef, minced onions, greek seasoning, garlic, paprika, oregano and season it as you like with salt and pepper. Don't mix the cheese into the beef.
Divide the meat into 6 pieces and pat them out to as large and thin as you can.
Divide the cheese and place in mounded piles in the center of three of the patties; leave an area around the edges free of cheese so the burgers don't break open and leak there.
Top each patty with another and before you squeeze it, crimp the edges almost flat and then using your hands, shore up the sides of the patty with your thumb. Then you can flatten it without having the feta try to fall out.
Cook the burgers in a skillet, on the grill or under the broiler until done to your liking- I like mine done to 160F on an instant read thermomenter. Keep the heat low so you don't burn them- burgers take time to cook to the center.
Serve on kaiser rolls or sandwich buns with your choice of burger toppings- I serve mine with lettuce, tomatoes and garlic aioli. You can find a recipe for quick garlic aioli in my recipebook.
Tips & Variations
- Lettuce, tomatoes, garlic aioli, and kaiser rolls (optional burger choices)