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Feta-Stuffed Burgers with Grilled Onion on Sourdough

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 22 mins
Yield

Makes 4 servings

For a cheesy, Mediterranean spin on your next grilled burgers night, these feta-stuffed burgers are the perfect solution. Served on warm, hearty sourdough bread along side crispy, succulent grilled onions, these beef patties are the ultimate summer time dinner. Top with a yogurt tzatiki sauce, fresh herbs, and other crispy veggies of your choosing. Your next barbecue cook out just got a fresh makeover that's hard to beat.

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

How to Make It

  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.