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.

Recipe by Coastal Living July 2011


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

8 mins
22 mins
30 mins
Makes 4 servings


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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.