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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Inside out Feta Cheese Burgers!

Quite a tasty little treat these were! Change it up by using lean ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken. Any of them would work beautifully as the meat for this stuffed burger!

These are so easy to throw together! I have lately become a rather lazy cook and seek out those kinds of meals. After a full day of work, sometimes I just can't muster up enough energy to do a 5 star meal. Anyways, lets get to it!

Ingredients AND Directions:

Part One: For the Salsa Topping
3 roma tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons of sweet onion, diced
2 t fresh chopped oregano
2 T red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt 

Mix all ingredients together and let sit at room temperature until burgers are ready.

Part Two: For the Filling
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp fresh chopped oregano
A small handful of sun-dried tomatoes 
A small handful of sliced black olives
1 tsp Olive Oil

Mash all ingredients together with a fork.

For the Meat
1-2 pounds of ground meat (I only used 1 pound, but had enough filling for 2 pounds!)
1 T Garlic Pepper

Mix garlic pepper into meat and then form into 4-8 balls, depending on amount of meat. You have 2 options at this point. Mix a little topping throughout each ball and then form into patties. OR. Press your thumb into the middle of each ball and place about a tablespoon of filling in each hole.

Cover holes and form into patties

I went with option 2, but i think option one would give you move flavor throughout the entire burger.

Throw these guys on the grill until cooked though (Juices run clear)

Serve topped with salsa! You can serve these on buns/sandwich flats etc. I personally think they would taste great with a shmear of hummus on them as well!
Here they are:

Enjoy :) And feel free to leave out any of the stuffing if you aren't a fan! Take out the olives if you aren't a fan! Very versatile stuffing!

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