Not so surprisingly I decided to come up with another Greek inspired recipe this week 🙂 We were coming off of an awful eight day rainy spell and were itching to get out and grill and since I usually always have feta and frozen spinach on hand, these Greek style sliders were easy to throw together. While I love a good, juicy burger when we’re out, I almost prefer to prepare them at home to both ensure that they are fresh (not frozen) and to save on our fat intake by using a leaner ground beef. I love these little sliders, once I get around to posting my Dad’s Greek meatball recipe you’ll see that the two recipes are very similar, however, since the meatballs are baked it’s nice to have a grilled variation in the form of a recipe so that we can switch it up! Additionally, I love a “fun” burger (I’d say “gourmet” but my use of cost saving ingredients somewhat prevents me from doing so, lol), so if you like these check out my recipe for Kitty’s Mediterranean Turkey Burgers (I use the same Lemon Dill Sauce on these burgers!) and keep an eye out for more burger recipes to come 🙂
GREEK SLIDERS (makes 12)
- 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef (I used 93% lean)
- 5 oz. chopped frozen spinach
- 3/4 cup feta crumbled feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp. chopped Italian Parsley
- 1/2 onion, finely diced (yellow, white or red is fine)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Olive Oil
Step 1: Prepare frozen spinach according to package directions. Once spinach has cooked squeeze out any excess water by either wrapping it in a clean dish towel and squeezing out the excess liquid or placing the spinach in a strainer and pressing with a dish towel or large spoon.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand until just combined, do not over mix.
Step 3: Form 12 small patties of equal size (or 6 regular sized burgers if you prefer not to do sliders) and brush with olive oil. Grill to desired degree of doneness (is that a word? lol) and enjoy! I serve mine up on mini buns with Lemon Dill Sauce (this time I didn’t have any fresh dill on hand so I just used dry, no big dill lol).
These sound out of this world. My husband loves
Feta so I can t wait to try these!!
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