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Greek Burger Patties over Green Salad
with tahini “tzatziki” / carrot sticks

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Beef burger patties are endlessly versatile! We're adding garlic powder, paprika, and oregano and serving the patties over a Greek-inspired dinner salad.
Smarts: Make the tzatziki ahead of time and to allow the flavors to develop and save some dinnertime prep!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Tahini “Tzatziki”:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, finely diced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Mint, fresh - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp
  • Tahini - 2 Tbsp
Greek Burger Patties over Green Salad:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, sticks for dipping
  • Beef, ground - 1 1/4 lb
  • Garlic powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Paprika - 3/4 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt - 3/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, diced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 6 oz, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make tahini “tzatziki” - Dice cucumbers. Chop garlic and mint. Combine cucumbers, garlic, mint, olive oil, and tahini. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots (and celery if you have any leftover) - Slice into sticks for dipping. If prepping ahead, soak in water to help them stay crisp. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make patties - Mix ground beef with garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Form into 1/2" / 1.3 cm thick patties. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush pan with cooking oil and then place patties on heated oil.
  2. Cook patties until they reach an internal temperature of 165F / 74C degrees, ~5 minutes on each side.
  3. Toss together lettuce and tomatoes. Divide salad between serving plates and top with burger patties.
  4. Serve burgers over salad with carrots (and celery, if using) on the side. Drizzle “tzatziki” over burgers and use as a dip for veggies. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (5)

24 reviews

The vegetarian version of this recipe is awesome! I was looking for a grilled cheese recipe for a meatless recipe and found this. The halloumi was so easy to work with, and also delicious. It fit in the pita pocket perfectly. We added sun-dried tomato pesto from week of 5/20/19 and also arugula from that week.

By: Rachel
Posted: May 23, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I strayed from the recipe a bit. I intended to make it with burger buns instead of pita, but then the buns were moldy so instead I cut up all the bits and ate it like a salad. Added some feta cheese on top. I used a different tzatziki recipe (with dill instead of mint).

By: Kathryn
Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Served with hummus on the side, it was decent but not amazing.

By: Jenna
Posted: Dec 09, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good--need to find pita pockets that work! Too bready otherwise.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Nov 08, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I had to doctor the tzatziki sauce, then this was fantastic

By: GEORGINE
Posted: Nov 07, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Lovely! Added hummus. made more like meatballs than patties

By: Brooke
Posted: Nov 05, 2018
Diet: Original
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