Greek Feta Burgers

Greek Feta Burgers
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
33 mins


  • 8 ounce 90 percent or higher lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

  • 1 ½ teaspoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 whole wheat hamburger bun, split and toasted

  • ½ cup fresh spinach leaves

  • 2 tomato slices

  • 1 recipe Cucumber Sauce

  • Thin slivers red onion (optional)

Cucumber Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon cucumber, seeded and chopped

  • 2 tablespoon light sour cream

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon snipped fresh mint

  • teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a medium bowl combine ground beef, feta cheese, parsley, garlic, and pepper. Shape mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet cook patties over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into sides of patties registers 160°F,* turning once.

  3. Line cut sides of bun halves with spinach. Top with burgers, tomato slices, and Cucumber Sauce. If desired, garnish with red onion.

Cucumber Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, combine cucumber, sour cream, garlic, parsley, mint, and sea salt. Makes about 1/4 cup.


The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef patty cooked to 160°F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 38%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 514mg 11%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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