These juicy, easy, spice-filled mediterranean burgers are a fun way to switch up your normal grilling routine! Topped with roasted red peppers, parsley and fluffy whipped feta.
Note: This recipe is NOT dairy free. It was published before Cook Nourish Bliss transitioned to dairy free recipes and remains popular with long time readers. You can try using substitutions to make it dairy free, however I have not tested this myself and can’t say how it will turn out.
Can I tell you how excited I am that we are totally 100% absolutely in grilling season??
Which means … that we are also in the season where my husband helps make dinner! I don’t mean that in a bad way or anything – with all the cooking that I do I prefer to make our meals anyway.
But I am a walking disaster when it comes to being a klutz and I have quite the problem of tending to hurt myself doing stupid things.
Hence I am not allowed to touch the grill. Too many possibilities of injuring myself – which has already happened several times in the past. So now I don’t go near it.
I just prepare the food and then pass it off to my husband.
About These Mediterranean Burgers
But enough about my injury prone self. Let’s talk burgers.
The burger base itself is nice and flavorful – full of spices, red onion and just a little hint of dijon mustard. Probably my new favorite base for a burger. Just sayin.
And then there are the toppings. Sliced roasted red peppers, a sprinkle of fresh parsley and the really good stuff:
Cloudlike, creamy and fluffy. Flavored up with a little lemon and more parsley.
You will have extra whipped feta, so get ready to slather it all over toast or eat with other veggies as a snack. So good.
Additional Grilling Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Pesto Turkey Burgers
- Grilled Pork Kebabs
- Grilled Corn and Pineapple Salsa
Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.
For the whipped feta:
- 8 ounces feta, crumbled
- 2 ounces mascarpone
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
For the burgers:
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 4 burger buns
- sliced roasted red peppers
- chopped fresh parsley
To make the whipped feta:
- Add the feta, mascarpone and olive oil to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in the lemon zest and parsley and process until incorporated.
To make the burgers:
- In a medium bowl, add the sirloin, onion, salt, oregano, red pepper, garlic, mustard and worcestershire. Mix until combined (but don’t overwork the meat). Form into four patties.
- Light up a grill (charcoal or gas) over medium high heat. When ready, cook the burgers for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they are done to your liking.
- To serve, place a hamburger on a bun. Top with your desired amount of whipped feta, a few slices of the roasted red peppers and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
The amounts listed for the whipped feta will make more than you need for the four burgers. The extra is delicious on toast, with crackers, with fruit, veggies, you name it!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 402Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 828mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 37g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice. Nutrition info does NOT include the buns, roasted red peppers or parsley for serving.
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