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To add Mediterranean flavor to your burgers, stir feta cheese, oregano, rosemary, and lemon zest into ground lamb or beef, then spread a kalamata olive paste onto the buns.

Elizabeth Farquhar, Ashburton, England
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

Recipe Summary

total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 burgers
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl, combine feta cheese, oregano, rosemary, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and the lemon zest. Add ground meat and mix gently. Form into four 1-in.-thick patties.

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  • In a blender, whirl olives, dill, parsley, lemon juice, sugar, and remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add 3 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. at a time, to make a smooth paste.

  • Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking grate only 3 to 4 seconds). Grill burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through (cut to test), 10 to 12 minutes total.

  • Split rolls and toast cut sides on the grill. Brush toasted sides with remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil and spread each with about 1 tsp. of the olive spread. Top with burgers, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and romaine.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Nutrition Facts

790 calories; calories from fat 56%; protein 43g; fat 49g; saturated fat 18g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 4.4g; sodium 1198mg; cholesterol 151mg.
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