When I was thinking about food for the long weekend the first thing that came to mind was burgers. I had been wanting to try these biftekia gemista or Greek feta stuffed burgers for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Biftekia yemista are essentially just beef patties seasoned with Greek flavours and stuffed with a big slab of feta. You really can’t go wrong with a huge piece of feta wrapped in tasty meat! These burgers are a breeze to make and they are nice and moist and juicy and really tasty even without the feta but the feta stuffing makes them great! You could easily serve these burgers in a bun but this time I served them just as patties along with a plate of feta fries and a side of a roasted cubanelle pepper and feta salad making for one tasty meal.
Biftekia Gemista (Feta Stuffed Burgers)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion (grated)
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
- 1 tespoon lemon zest
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 pound feta
- Mix the beef, onion,garlic, oregano, paprika, parsley, lemon zest, egg, oil and bread crumbs in a large bowl.
- Grab 1/4 of the mixture, form a ball, flatten it to about 1/4 inch thick, place a slab of feta on one side, fold over to cover and seal the sides.
- Grill, broil or pan fry until cooked, about 5 minutes per side.
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First of all, I love all the seasoning you put in these! Definitely a tasty burger. Second of all, that is one whopping hunk of feta! Gotta love it.
Perfect timing Kevin! I was literally searching for a Greek burger yesterday, and couldn't find one I wanted to try!
Very cool. Such a nice surprise when you cut into the burger!
bellini valli says
I just love these Kevin. Since I just had a chicken burger my vote is for the bunless biftekia this time around. So delish:D
Dani Spies says
I absolutely adore your creativity in the kitchen Kevin!! I have so many recipes bookmarked from you!! Can;t wait to try this one!
Meals by Misty says
You have mad cooking skills! I can't tell you how many times I come to your blog first, when looking for a recipe. These burgers don't disappoint!
these will be our July 4th burgers!
Oh mercy, how splendid these are!! I was just looking at the burger in my freezer this morning wondering what to do with it. Ohhhh boy, now I know!!! Great job, Kevin! 🙂
Mmm, my mouth is watering over these burgers! Not only is there a slab of feta cheese, but the seasonings sound so good, and the picture looks great too. It's too early for a midnight snack right now though…
Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. You mentioned the roasted pepper sandwich,,, but then I found this little jewel here! Have to say it looks scrumptious! I'm loving a lot of the things on this blog. Very nice indeed. I'm a follower now. You have great taste and I LOVE THAT! Keri a.k.a. Sam from sandwich 365
Create. Snap. Eat. says
Feta fries — brilliant idea! And the burgers look amazing.
Stuffed burgers have to be the best. I'm always looking for some good recipes I will try this one which sounds good. While searching for stuffed greek burgers I came across a stuffed burger maker called the burger pocket press looks neat.
Kevin, U DA' Man!