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Mediterranean Burger Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Mediterranean Veal Burger

This Mediterranean Veal Burger is bright and full of flavor. Enjoy it on its own, as a gluten-free meal, or nestle it into a ciabatta roll or potato bun with just a small dollop of mayonnaise. This veal burger is juicy and delicious and pairs wonderfully with an ice cold beer or glass of white wine.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Burger
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Colleen Kennedy

Ingredients

  • Burger
  • 1 pound of ground veal
  • 2 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 TBS chopped red onion
  • 3 TBS chopped parsley
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice about 1 teaspoon
  • Topping
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions or chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup chopped green olives
  • 2 TBS capers
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup crumbled Feta
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice about 1 teaspoon
  • Burger Assembly Options:
  • Bun of your choice or enjoy bunless
  • Greens
  • Mayo

Instructions

  • In a tiny bowl, combine minced garlic and oil. Season well with salt and pepper and allow it to sit for 10 minutes or so, mixing it occasionally.
  • Combine the veal, seasoned garlic oil mixture, egg yolk, red onion, parsley, feta and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Season with additional salt & pepper. Form into four (4) quarter-pound patties.
  • For the Mediterranean Salsa Topping, combine all ingredients in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper and toss. Set aside.
  • Cook patties in a lightly oiled grill pan or on your outdoor grill for approximately 5-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature is 160 degrees.
  • Top burgers with your Mediterranean Salsa. If using a bun, place greens, then burger then salsa onto the bun. If using mayonnaise or another condiment, place that below the greens. Enjoy!
  • Notes: Always brush and oil your grill before using for best success. If you enjoy cheese on your burger, feel free to add your favorite cheese to the burger just before its done cooking. The feta in and on the burger does give some great flavor, so additional cheese is not necessary.
  • You can use garlic paste in place of the minced garlic, however making your own garlic oil adds depth of flavor and moisture to these burgers. It's a great tip!

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 681mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g