Growling at Home: Recipe for Loaded Greek Burgers

Category: Growling at Home

If Kim S.‘s review of Motorburger has you hankering for hamburgers at home, give Lynne R.‘s yummy recipe a try!

Lynne R.

Loaded Greek Burgers

By Lynne R.

This recipe calls for roasted red peppers. If you are going to go to all the trouble to roast one pepper, do yourself a favour and roast a bunch* – they freeze well.

redpeppersYou can roll the peppers around on the grill until the skin begins to blacken and bubble, or you can bake them in a 400° F (204° C) oven until they do the same.

Cool and peel. Freeze extras.

Loaded Greek Burgers

Burger Ingredients

♦ 1 lb lean ground beef
♦ 2 Italian sausages taken out of casings (hot or mild, your choice)
♦ 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
♦ 8 oz fresh spinach, rinsed, drained, and chopped
♦ ¼ cup bread crumbs
♦ 1 egg
♦ ¼ cup chopped onion
♦ 2 cloves minced garlic
♦ 2 sprigs each of chopped basil, mint, and parsley
♦ 1-2 roasted red peppers, peeled and chopped

Spread Ingredients

♦ 2 oz crumbled feta
♦ 2 tbsp mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
♦ 1 tbsp lime juice
♦ 1 sprig each of mint and parsley, chopped
♦ 2 tbsp grated lemon zest

♦ 6 Kaiser rolls, toasted
♦ sliced tomatoes
♦ lettuce leaves


Beefburger --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisMix all of the burger ingredients together in a large bowl. Gently form into 6 patties. Cook on preheated grill till done.

Mix all sauce ingredients.

Assemble burgers on toasted Kaiser buns with sauce, slice of tomato, and lettuce.

DO NOT eat these burgers with ketchup and mustard!

* Joseph’s Farm Market usually has pretty cheap peppers.

Image (Lynne R.‘s user pic) courtesy of Piyachok Thawornmat /
Image (red peppers) courtesy of Dinner Series on Flickr

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  • Kimberley
    February 22, 2013, 11:59 am

    Good stuff. I love seeing original Growl Gal recipes on our blog!

    Sheepish non-red-meat-eater question: would ground turkey or black beans work in place of the beef and sausage in these? I might just have to give that a try. 🙂
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    • Laurel R.
      February 22, 2013, 12:52 pm

      Kim, not sure if they’d fit in with your food preferences (and as an only-sometimes-cook, I have no idea whether they’d work as a substitution in this recipe!), but have you ever tried Marc Angelo Italian Turkey Sausages? We love them! Nice flavour, better nutritional profile than pork or beef sausages, no MSG, and fairly low in those nasty non-pronounceable ingredients.

      • Kimberley
        February 22, 2013, 1:54 pm

        I’ll have to check those out. I’m all about minimal non-pronounceable ingredients. Thanks for the rec!

  • Lorraine Maillé Simon via Facebook February 22, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Looks like a great recipe! Wish Richard and Lianne ate meat! 🙁

  • Lynne February 22, 2013, 12:39 pm

    I’m not sure if you can substitute non meat products for the meat. I have zero experience with vegan subtitutions. But it would be great if you tried!!

  • Lynne February 22, 2013, 1:21 pm

    I’m sure you could use ground turkey/chicken. Add some spice to make up for the Italian sausage. Try fennel seed, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil for example.

  • Lisa L February 22, 2013, 2:24 pm

    I make a similar burger out of ground turkey or chicken, I would suggest adding oregano and something for spice like red pepper flakes since you are not using the sausage to give it even more flavour!
    Lynne…i’m going to try it YOUR way next time!

  • Julie B. February 22, 2013, 5:47 pm

    That is a loaded burger…sounds delicious! Can’t wait to make them.


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