Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Feta + Burgers + Summerlike Weather = Great Family Meal

Its March yet it feels like May here in Ontario.
You can hear the screaming of motorcycles up and down the streets and the children playing outside.  The neighbourhood is a flurry of activity yet the most distinctive thing is the smell of barbecues blazing.
OH how I long for this weather to continue because it means grillin nearly every weekend!

Last week there was a sale on lean ground beef $1.88/lb!
We don't eat beef all that often but how could I resist that price?  It meant meatballs and burgers were comin.

Burgers are meant to be juicy, flavorful yet simple.  There's no need to load it up with fillers or toppers.
Sometimes subtlety works.
This is just the case here.

Now, I can't say for sure but I believe the fact that I froze the patties and cooked from frozen may have had an extra helping hand in the moistness factor.  I plan on trying it out again soon (with a different recipe) just to test the theory but at least you know you can freeze them well and cook from frozen.

I've said it before, when cooking I don't necessarily measure ingredients, I eyeball consistencies, taste (where I can) and use the "little of this" mantra and this recipe is no exception.  The amounts are generalizations of my recollections so feel free to add, omit or change flavors up a little.

Here goes!
I'm listening to: Cheeseburger In Paradise - Jimmy Buffet

Enough to make 4 1/4lb burgers
1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg
1/3 c. whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 red onion grated
1 clove garlic grated
4 tbsp. chopped feta
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Mix all ingredients together in one bowl.  If a little wet add in a bit more bread crumbs.  Form into 4 patties making the inner part thinner for a more even cooked burger.  I placed them between layers of parchment and tossed them into a freezer bag and into the freezer for a few days before we grilled them (about 5-7 minutes per side from frozen!)
Top with homemade tzatziki, cucumbers, feta, tomatoes or olives.  Mine just had tzatziki!
YUM
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7 comments:

  1. Mmmm, delicious! :) I love feta burgers.

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  2. Looks like a perfect burger dinner! Love to top it with tzatziki! We are having a gorgeous weather too. Kids are happy :)

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  3. Now that is a burger! Loving this summer weather in March!

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  4. Chomp chomp chomp...I'll need some Kettle salty chips w/mine, and, oh, yeah, a kosher dill, maybe two!! xox Ally

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  5. Mmmm that looks delicious Katrin! :)

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  6. I have been wanting to do a burger with a "gyros" type flavor. GMTA :) can't wait to try these!!

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    1. they tasted super! Try poppin in the freezer for a day and bbqing from frozen!

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