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Pork Souvlaki Burger

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: ground pork burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 burgers
Energy: 563 kcal
Author: Jennifer

Greek seasoned ground pork patties, served with feta crumbles and tzatziki sauce.

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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

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the Greek spice mix and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe 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!