Aired July 18, 2014

Greek Burgers with Feta Sauce

serves 4


    2 tablespoons dried oregano
    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 cup flat-leaf parsley
    2 to 3 tablespoons mint leaves
    1 shallot, coarsely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Zest of 1 lemon
    1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground lamb, chicken or beef
    Salt and pepper
    For the Sauce:
    1 cup Greek feta, crumbled
    1/2 cup whole milk
    1/4 cup toasted walnuts
    Toasted ciabatta rolls or grilled flat bread or toasted onion rolls
    Lettuce, tomato and red onion


Preheat a griddle pan to medium-high heat. 
In a food processor, combine oregano, red pepper, parsley, mint, shallot, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and lemon zest, and pulse into a fine sauce. Place meat in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Combine with herb mixture and form patties.
Combine sauce ingredients in a clean food processor bowl and process into a creamy sauce. 
Cook burgers to desired doneness, 7-8 minutes for pink center on lamb or beef, 10-12 for fully cooked chicken. Serve on toasted rolls or bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and sauce.