Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Beef Burger)

A combination of zesty Mediterranean ingredients come together in this tasty burger recipe. Serve as burgers in a toasted bun or over lettuce leaves, or transform into a grain bowl by serving over cooked rice or quinoa.
Yield 6 Servings Prep. Time 15 min Cooking Time 15 min Total Time 30 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH smoked sweet paprika, dried oregano leaves and hot pepper flakes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) thinly sliced roasted red peppers
  • ½ cup (125 mL) EACH plain Greek yogurt and crumbled feta cheese
  • Pinch EACH salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 Lean Ground Beef Burgers, ¾ inch (2 cm) thick
  • 6 ciabatta buns or burger buns, split
  • 1 cup (250 mL) arugula

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Combine oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, oregano and hot pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Transfer 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the oil mixture to another medium bowl for the yogurt sauce; set aside. Add roasted red pepper slices to remaining oil mixture; toss to combine. Let peppers marinate for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, add yogurt, feta, salt and pepper to reserved oil mixture and stir until blended; set aside for serving.

  3. Make a thumbprint depression in centre of each burger (to prevent puffing while grilling). Grill burgers on oiled grill in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400°F/200°C) for 10 to 14 minutes for ¾ inch (2 cm) thick burgers, turning twice or more, or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each burger reads 160°F (71°C).

  4. Meanwhile, grill buns, cut sides down, on barbecue for 30 to 60 seconds or until well-marked and toasted.

  5. Place grilled burgers on bun bottoms. Top with yogurt-feta sauce, marinated roasted red pepper slices, arugula and bun tops.