Pork Souvlaki Burger

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 burgers
Greek seasoned ground pork patties, served with feta crumbles and tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

Greek spice mix:

  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

For burger patties:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground pork (700g)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

For burger garnish:

  • Leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 1/2 cup feta crumbled
  • 1/4 large red onion sliced
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 5 hamburger buns sliced and toasted

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the Greek spice mix and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the ground pork. Drizzle with juice of 1/2 lemon and scatter the minced garlic over-top. Sprinkle the Greek spice mix over-top. Using your hands, mix together, until the spice mix and seasoning is evenly distributed through the pork. Do not over-work.
  • Form pork mixture into 5 equal-sized patties and if time permits, place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed (allows the spices to flavour the pork).
  • Season the outside of the patties with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Cook pork patties on the BBQ (grease the grill), or in a little oil in a skillet or in a grill pan on the stove-top. Cook until thoroughly cooked through, until there is no pink inside and until the meat reaches an internal temperature of at least 160F. *Important to cook thoroughly.
  • Toast hamburger buns. Place some leaf lettuce on the bottom half of the bun. Top with a dollop of tzatziki sauce, then top with a cooked pork patty. Top pork patty with crumbled feta, sliced red onion and tomato slices.

Notes

Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" included with this post, where I share some valuable tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3.1mg