Garlic Feta Burgers

March 26, 2012
Hey, everyone! How was your weekend? We had a wonderful weekend over here. My mom arrived on Friday night and stayed until Sunday after church. And she brought Nutmeg with her, too! I can’t tell you how good it feels to be reunited with our little fur baby after two weeks without her. 
The weather in Iowa was absolutely unreal this weekend, too, so we made the most out of it by spending a lot of time outside. Tennis was played, more than one long walk was taken and we grilled out, too! Since we don’t have a deck or much outdoor space in our apartment, Joe and I are stuck grilling on our little baby grill (pictured below), which I realize is incredibly lame. But I’m shocked at how well it works. I think it will have to do until we have a larger place to store a grill. 
I made these Garlic Feta Burgers for my mom and Joe on Saturday night and served myself a veggie burger. And we paired it with a fresh salad and steamed green beans. If the calendar didn’t say it was March, I could swear that summer is already here. 
Back to the burgers…
Out of the pound of ground beef that I had on hand, I made three burgers. I seasoned the meat with Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper, then formed it into six small patties. For the filling, I combined chopped garlic, feta cheese and oregano for a little Mediterranean flair. Then the filling was placed in the center of three of the patties and topped with the remaining patties for a salty, juicy filling. Just be sure to seal the edges of the patties completely in order to be sure the cheese doesn’t come in contact with the grill.
The burgers were a huge hit with my mom and Joe, and I enjoyed my veggie burger, too. 😉 Now let’s bring on summer!
Garlic Feta Burgers
*1 lb. ground beef
*1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
*2 ounces crumbled feta cheese 
*1 clove garlic, minced 
*1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
*3 hamburger buns
*In a bowl, combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt and ground black pepper. Stir until well combined. Form the meat mixture into six thin patties, about 4- to 5-inches in diameter.
*In a small bowl, combine the feta, garlic and oregano. Place some of the feta mixture into the center of three of the patties. Top each of the feta-topped patties with the remaining patties. Seal the edges tightly with your fingertips to completely cover the cheese. Form the patties into well-formed circles.
*Preheat grill to medium high heat. Grill the burgers for eight to ten minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. 
*Transfer cooked burgers to buns. Serve immediately.
Happy Cooking!


  • Reply DessertForTwo March 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Awwww, Joe on that little tiny grill is just too sad! He needs a man girl, stat! 😉

  • Reply DessertForTwo March 26, 2012 at 5:04 am

    He needs a man GRILL*** omg, worst typo ever. Sorry :/

    • Reply MadisonMayberry March 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Haha! That literally made me laugh out loud when I read it this morning. Joe got a kick out of it, too. And yes, we DO need a real grill. It’s a sad, sad grilling situation over in these parts.

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I’m loving that we have grills in our new apartment building but we still have to share them. At least your little grill is all for you two? 🙂 Can’t wait to try these burgers!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry March 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Ha! That’s one way to look at it! I just keep telling myself that eventually we will have a real grill. And happy opening business day to you!

  • Reply Angela Ten Clay March 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Delish! Hope Arizona was awesome. It looked amazing!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry March 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks, Angela! I love how on the spot you are with commenting on photos on Facebook. 🙂

  • Reply UrbanWife March 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Yum! Garlic + feta sound like a great combo.

  • Reply Cookincanuck March 27, 2012 at 12:01 am

    These burgers look like the perfect way to kick off the grilling season. I love the feta surprise inside.

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  • Reply Danavee Kimmons Long April 29, 2013 at 2:15 am

    I made these tonight and WHOA! SOOOO GOOD! I added this recipe to my blog…….and linked you as the original source! THANK YOU for posting such a great recipe!

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