Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The start of something good!

Well it would only be fitting to start my blog with an amazing recipe.. on the GRILL! 

Last night was the perfect "cool" Minnesota weather night, sunny with a high of 70 degrees, perfect for grilling! I was craving ginger pork burgers (recipe to come) but since I had pork chops the night before, Greek burgers it was. I apologize in advance for my awful pictures but quite frankly, we were starving! Oh and i cant figure out how to change the direction of those other ones.. I'm working on it!

                                  After a very long and tiring Monday this was the perfect meal!

                                                                   I love a lot of sauce!

Here's the recipe: 

Serving size: 4 burgers
- 1 lb of ground beef (also works well with lamb or turkey)
- 14 oz plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup of sour cream (optional)
- half of a hothouse cucumber, chopped small
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
- a handful of fresh dill
- a handful of chopped fresh mint
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- half of a container of feta cheese (about 2.5 oz)
- 1 tbsp oregano
- sliced red onion
-lettuce pieces
- 4 pita bread or rolls

To make the pattys: 1 lb of ground beef will generally make four burgers. Knead the meat with a little salt and pepper and a generous amount of oregano (they have to be Greek somehow!). Form medium size patty's and set aside.

To make Tzatzizi cucumber sauce: In a large bowl combine yogurt (if use plain non Greek yogurt the sour cream is recommended, the grocery store was out of Greek yogurt, crazy i know, so i used regular), sour cream, garlic, cucumber, lemon juice, dill, mint, salt, pepper, feta cheese, oregano. Stir it all up and let sit for 20 minutes.

We used buns because they were fresh but recipe recommends using cut open pita bread.
Compile burger, lettuce, onions, and a little sauce for a delicious meal!

We served grilled asparagus, zucchini, and yellow squash on the side that was seasoned with salt pepper and lemon juice!

Up this week: Twins game Thursday!