Debbie's Gourmet Burger Recipte

Submitted by: Tim Chan
"This recipe brings together red onion, garlic, feta, and red wine to make these juicy and delicious Mediterranean inspired burgers. The delicious and simple herbed cheese spread makes these burgers perfect for low stress entertaining on a hot summer nigh

Serves: 8 servings

Preparation time:
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Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream
cheese, softened
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red onion, minced
1 3/4 pounds ground beef
1/4 pound ground pork [used Italian pork sausage]
1 1/2 cups crumbled feta
1/4 cup red wine
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh-ground black
pepper
1 large heirloom tomato, sliced
1 medium red onion, sliced
8 leaves green leaf lettuce leaves
8 Kaiser rolls, split [sourdough rolls worked well]

Method

1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 clove minced garlic, basil, and dill. Cover and set aside.
2. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and cook 1 clove minced garlic and onion [substituted with shallot] for 4 to 6 minutes, or until translucent. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
4. While the grill is heating, gently mix together the cooked garlic and onion, ground beef, pork sausage, feta cheese, red wine, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Do not over work the meat mixture. Divide into 8 equal parts and form into patties.
5. Grill patties on preheated grill for 5 to 10 minutes per side, until well done. Toast the split buns on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Assemble the burgers by spreading 1 1/2 tablespoon of the cheese and herb spread to both the top and bottom of each roll. Place patties on the bottom half of the rolls and stack a slice of tomato, sliced red onion, and a leaf of lettuce on each burger. Add the roll tops and serve.

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