Garlic Basil Feta Burgers

Ignorant comments make me unhappy? I was reading Facebook posts the other day and saw a comment stereotyping people who join the military. The message was claiming that the only reason why men and women go into the military is because they are not intelligent and have nothing else to fall back on for a career. I read this thinking, ‘How much further from the truth can this statement be’? I know a doctor, systems analyst, engineer, nurse, lawyer and child psychologist who served in the armed forces. Should I keep going?

Okay I will … Stop stereotyping people, folks! One more little story and then I will get to the recipe for these delicious burgers!

When I was a junior in college, I waiting tables in Skagway, Alaska when a bigmouth butt hole from Texas asked me where I was from (Minnesota) & how I ended up in Alaska (my step sister). He kept firing questions until he found out I was in college. He then proceeded to ask me if I was studying to ‘GET MY MRS DEGREE’. My ‘MRS DEGREE’? Are you effing kidding me (excuse my language)? For those who do not know what it means, it means going to college just to find a husband. Okay, yes I am blonde, yes I am attractive, but no I was not attending college just to get hitched. And even if I was, what is the harm in being a stay-at-home mom? They work damn hard! Anyway, after the question, I smiled, put on my Minnesota nice smile (even though I really wanted to punch the D-bag in the face) and told him, “No, I am studying math and architecture” and walked away. Now, grant it I became a SAS programmer/researcher instead of an architect, but after two Master’s degrees (and graduating Sum Cumme Laude in both) I would love to rehash this conversation with Mr. Texas! So, again moral of the story, stop stereotyping people!

Now that I got that off of my chest (it has been bugging me for hours), I can focus on this yummy recipe. The burger has great flavor & is works very well topped with a blend of fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Also, the flatbread for this burger is Paleo friendly & delicious. I promise I will post this under my grain free bread recipes. My husband even made the comment that he really liked it because it was not crumbly like most gluten free breads. Give a try and let me know what you think. 

Garlic Basil Feta Burgers
Serves 3
Fresh oregano, basil, garlic and feta inside these burgers renders great flavor. For added crunch, top the burger with a fresh cucumber, tomato and feta salad!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
Burger
  1. 1 lb Grass Fed Hamburger
  2. 1/2 C Crumbled Feta Cheese
  3. 1 tbsp Oregano, fresh
  4. 1 tbsp Basil, fresh
  5. 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic, fresh
  6. 1/2 tsp Salt
Cucumber Tomato Salad
  1. 1 Cucumber, chopped
  2. 1 C Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  3. 1/2 Feta Cheese, crumbled
  4. 1 C Greek Dressing (I used Annie's Greek Goddess)
Directions
Burgers
  1. Chop fresh herbs & place in medium sized bowl.
  2. Add in hamburger, garlic, feta and salt. Mix together with you hands & form into 1/3 pound patties.
  3. Pan fry in a large sauce pan over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Reduce cooking time if you prefer a medium or medium rare burger.
Cucumber Tomato Salad
  1. While burger is cooking mix together ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside for adding to the top of the burger.
Notes
  1. We love cheese, so I topped this burger with some gouda. I also think it would be heavenly with some havarti.
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