Mediterranean Stuffed Burgers

Greek-inspired, these grilled hamburgers feature a surprise center of feta cheese, lemon and herbs for the freshest, tastiest burgers ever.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped
2
tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion
2
teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
1 1/2
teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
tablespoons garlic-pepper blend
6
burger buns, split
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, vinegar, salt and 2 teaspoons of the oregano. Let stand at room temperature until burgers are ready to eat.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1 teaspoon oregano, the cheese, lemon peel and oil; set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, sprinkle beef with garlic-pepper blend; gently mix until well blended. Shape mixture into 6 balls. Using end of thumb, make a deep depression in each ball, but do not push all the way through. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each depression. Gently shape beef around cheese mixture, sealing it inside. Press balls to form patties, 1/4 inch thick and about 5 inches in diameter.
  • 4 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 16 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of beef reads 160°F.
  • 5 Place burgers on bottoms of buns; spoon tomato mixture over burgers. Top with tops of buns.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    690mg
    690%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    33g
    33%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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