Feta-Stuffed Burgers with Grilled Onion on Sourdough

Feta-Stuffed Burgers with Grilled Onion on Sourdough Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 ounces feta cheese, cut into 4 (1/2-ounce) pieces
4 (1/4-inch-thick) red onion slices
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
4 crusty sourdough bread slices
4 teaspoons coarse-grained Dijon mustard
12 plum tomato slices

Preparation

1. Sprinkle beef with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; gently mix, and shape into 8 thin patties.

2. Place 1 piece feta cheese in center of each of 4 patties. Top with remaining 4 patties, pressing edges to seal.

3. Brush onion slices with 2 teaspoons oil, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook on a lightly greased grill pan or in a skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until tender and slightly charred. Transfer to a plate, and keep warm. Add burgers to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate, and keep warm. Brush bread slices with remaining 4 teaspoons oil. Add to pan, and toast about 1 minute on each side or until lightly golden.

4. Spread Dijon mustard evenly on 1 side of each bread slice. Top each with 1 onion slice, 3 tomato slices, and 1 burger. Serve immediately.

Marge Perry and David Bonom,

Coastal Living

July 2011
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