Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Mouthwatering, juicy Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce are the perfect way to mix up your summer grilling! These burgers are bursting with flavor from a combination of ground beef, Greek seasonings, and onion. Top them with thinly sliced red onion, tomato, cucumber, feta cheese and Tzatziki Sauce for the ultimate burger!
Burgers are always a hit, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up with a different flavor profile. These Greek Burgers are just what you need!
Simply add a few spices that you already have in your pantry to give them a new flavor. Then grill them on your grill or in you skillet on the stove top. The result is a burger that’s bursting with flavor.
Don’t forget to toast the bun to make these burgers over the top delicious!
Why this recipe works:
- Burgers are so tender and juicy, but bursting with flavor from a few extra spices to give them the Greek flavor.
- This recipe is ready in about 30 minutes! Easy for a summer dinner that the entire family will love or perfect for backyard parties when you are entertaining.
- Make it even easier by purchasing the Tzatziki sauce from the store if you are in a crunch for time!
Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- English cucumber
- Lemon juice – Grab a fresh lemon to give it the best flavor!
- Extra- Virgin Olive Oil
- Garlic – Peeled and crushed
- Dill – Fresh will give you the most flavor.
- Salt & Pepper
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
Grab a bowl, add all ingredients to bowl and mix until combined.
Store in the refrigerator until your burgers and done cooking!
If you like your sauce with extra garlic flavor add an additional two cloves of minced garlic.
If you don’t have fresh dill you can use 1/2 tsp dried dill.
Ingredients for Greek Burgers
- Lean ground beef – You can also use a mixture of half ground beef and half ground lab or all ground lamb if you’d like.
- Yellow onion
- White wine vinegar
- Seasonings – A mixture of garlic, fresh parsley, salt, dried oregano, ground black pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, crushed red pepper flakes and ground allspice gives the burger all of it’s Greek flavoring!
Steps to Prepare Burgers
In a glass bowl combine all the ingredients for the burgers. Gently mix with your hands until just combined.
Do not over mix the ground beef mixture or your burgers will be tough.
Take your figure and divide the meat into four sections. Take one section and gently form into a burger about 1/2” thick. Place on plate and repeat until all four burgers are formed.
How to Grill Burgers
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Place a burgers on grill grates and cook about 7-9 minutes, flipping once during cooking time.
The burgers are done when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. We recommend using an instant read thermometer to monitor the internal temperature while you are cooking.
When the burgers are almost done cooking take the buns and place them with the inside on the grill grates to toast them for a few minutes. Every burger is better with a slightly toasted bun! You can even slather them with butter before toasting them!
Remove the burgers from the grill and serve them on toasted bun with thinly sliced red onion, sliced English cucumbers, tomatoes and Tzatziki sauce.
- Fat = Flavor – Use beef that is no leaner than 85%. Due to the high fat content your burger will be juicy and full of flavor. Beware that higher fat meat with shrink more when they are grilled.
- Don’t Overmix – Use a light touch when combining seasoning with the ground beef, if you mix to much you will be left with dense and heavy burgers.
- Form the Perfect Patty – Ideally you want the burger to be about 1/2 inch thick. To keep the patties from swelling in the middle make a small indentation in the center.
- Perfect Grill Temperature – Make sure you don’t cook your patties over high heat. You want to cook them over a medium-low to medium heat. This will keep your burgers juicy. A high heat will burn the outside of the burger and the inside will not be done.
- How Long to Cook Burgers on Gas Grill? Grill the burgers for 3 minutes or until golden brown and slightly charred, flip burger over. Continue to grill 2-3 minutes for a medium rare burger, 3-4 minutes for medium and 5-6 minutes for well done burgers.
- Buy the sauce! If you don’t have time to make the Tzatziki Sauce just buy it at the store!
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- A few simple ingredients take these Grilled Hamburgers over the top! You will get a juicy, delicious burger that I call the BEST around.
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Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 ½ lbs 85% lean ground beef see Note
- ½ medium yellow onion peeled and grated
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- ⅛ tsp ground allspice
- 4 burger buns
- ¼ red onion thinly sliced
- 1 tomato thinly sliced
- ¼ English cucumber thinly sliced
- ½ c. Tzatziki Sauce homemade or store-bought
- 4 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
- ¾ c. plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ English cucumber grated
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
- 1 ½ tsp minced fresh dill
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
- Mix together all ingredients for the burgers in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties.
- Cook the burger patties until they’re done to your preference, about 7 to 9 minutes per side, flipping once.
- If desired, split the buns in half and toast them (cut side down) on the grill for a couple minutes.
- To serve, put each burger on a bun. Top each burger with a slice of red onion, a slice of tomato, a few cucumber slices, 2 tablespoons Tzatziki Sauce, and 1 tablespoon crumbled feta.
- Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Instead of using all beef, you can use a mixture of half ground beef and half ground lamb, or all ground lamb if you prefer.
- Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- If you like your Tzatziki extra garlicky, add up to 2 cloves more garlic.
- Instead of fresh dill, you can use 1/2 teaspoon dried dill.
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