With the temps a little warmer it is time to get those grills started up again. I really use mine year round. Anyway, I am giving you a great recipe for burgers. They are the best! So go ahead and have that cookout this weekend!
Mediterranean Burgers!!!! Some people I know call them Christmas Burgers because of their color but they have nothing to do with Christmas and everything to do with taste buds!
Mediterranean Burgers with Aioli Sauce:
2 lbs. Hamburger
1 roasted red pepper chopped
1 red onion sliced
2 cups fresh spinach chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
1 cup feta cheese crumbles
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 egg slightly beaten
1 teaspoon garlic salt
A little bit of black pepper
Roast red pepper on the grill or in the oven on broil turning a few times.
Put hamburger in a large bowl. Chop red pepper and add to hamburger. Chop fresh spinach and add to hamburger mixture. Add all other ingredients and mix well with hands. Make 6 large burgers or 8 small. Put on grill and cook 5 minutes on each side. Depending on the size of burger you may want to cook longer.
Cut 1 red onion into thick slices; pour a little olive oil over onions and salt and pepper. Grill until soft.
Grill burgers and onion at the same time.
¼ plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup Dukes Mayonnaise
4 garlic cloves minced
½ cup feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients in food processor. Chill for 1 hour before using. Grill on the low setting for about 5-7 minutes per side. More if you like them well done. Place cooked burgers on a bun and layer with red onion and aioli sauce. Yum!!!
Another good thing to go with this burger is Dill Potato Salad which is pictured on the plate above. Add some grilled corn and you have a great cook out!!
Dill Potato Salad:
10 red potatoes
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup buttermilk
1 TBS Dijon mustard
3 TBS of a whole grain mustard
4 stalks of chopped celery
½ of small chopped red onion
½ cup chopped dill
Wash and cut potatoes in cubes. Try to cut potatoes the same size so they cook the same. Cover the potatoes in water with a little bit of kosher salt. Cook until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.
While potatoes are cooking chop celery, onion and dill. Set aside.
Mix mayo, buttermilk and mustards. Set aside.
After potatoes are cooked, drain and let cool.
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Be careful not to mash the potatoes while mixing. Garnish with celery greens.
I hope you enjoy your cookout this weekend!