My Greek relatives have frequently made a traditional lamb dish that has classic Greek spices in it. I decided to get a little creative in the kitchen, and I invented this Greek burger recipe with ground beef. I used the same spices, and I added egg and breadcrumbs to make the patties more dense and structured.
Just mix all the ingredient sin a bowl, and form the patties. Fry them up in a little oil, and you can top them with cheese, lttuce, pickles – whatever you want on your burger! You’ve never had a burger quite like this, but you’ll never go back to regular ones.
500g lean minced beef (18 ounces)
2 small red onions
1 garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
Grate the onions, garlic and tomato in a mixing bowl. Add the oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil, egg and mix using a whisk.
Add the minced beef and breadcrumbs and mix thoroughly using your hands. If the mixture is too sticky add some more breadcrumbs till the mix is solid. Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Leave the mixture in the fridge to rest for 10-15 minutes, while the oven is heating to temperature.
Knead the mixture in flat round hamburgers. Pre-heat some olive oil or rapeseed oil (for crispier results) in a pan and shallow fry for 1 minute on each side to lock in the favours.
Place the burgers on a large baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Once ready, remove tray from the oven and let the meat rest for 5 minutes.
Serve with some basmati rice, chips or leafy salad. Enjoy!
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Quick Tip: Olive oil is healthier, but you can fry these burgers in canola oil for a crispy result.
Recipe and image courtesy of: My Greek Dish