Open-Faced Grilled Greek Burgers

August 2008
Open-Faced Grilled Greek Burgers

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Serve with a spinach salad.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 6 ounce package  portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 red onion, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick slices
  • 4 1 inches thick Italian bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill to medium. In a large bowl, mix together the lamb, feta, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Shape meat into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  2. Brush olive oil all over the mushrooms, onion and bread slices. Season the patties and vegetables with salt and pepper and grill, covered, until the patties are just firm to the touch, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Grill the bread until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Divide the bread among 4 plates and top each with a mushroom cap, a lamb patty and some onion slices; drizzle with the vinegar.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Osborne Solaz Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Spain), Vina Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Chile)
Tip Extra! Extra!
  • Chop all leftovers into bite-size pieces, drizzle with olive oil and toss for a bread salad.
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