Feta and spinach not only add great flavor to these Greek-inspired burgers, but also provide moisture and texture to lean ground bison. The yogurt sauce is a perfect condiment, with much less fat than regular mayonnaise. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009

Bruce Aidells
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Place bison, spinach, feta, 2 teaspoons dill, oregano, cumin, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large mixing bowl. Gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 oval-shaped patties roughly the size of the rolls.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip, below). Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 155 degrees F, 5 to 6 minutes per side.

  • To prepare yogurt sauce: Combine yogurt, lemon zest and juice, 1 teaspoon dill and mint in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Assemble the burgers on rolls with the yogurt sauce, cucumber, tomato and onion.

Tips

Note: Greek-style yogurt is made by removing the whey from cultured milk, which gives the yogurt an extra-thick and creamy texture. Look for it with other yogurt in large supermarkets.

Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; 15.7 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 690 mg sodium. 29.7 g carbohydrates; 34.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2018
Absolutely a re-make recipe! Already morphing it for lamb burgers tonight after making the recipe with bison last night. Loved it-what a treat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2016
Oh my days. This recipe is HEAVENLY! I kept the recipe exact minus the buns for a lighter dinner. Just perfect!! Husband and I were foodgasming and we're stoked there are 2 extra servings for tomorrow's lunch! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
Great with grass-fed beef too. Awesome. I made them with grass-fed beef instead. I also increased the garlic and the cumin and let the patties sit in the fridge for about 4 hours so the flavors could meld. I also topped them with roasted garlic white Cheddar because why not lol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Can't wait to try this one!! Just came from Chicago and home of the best gyro sandwiches on the planet...now we can get a much healthier version of our "fix" when we need it. Thanks EW!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were delicious and came together quickly. We started the grill only to realize that we were out of propane and ended up cooking them inside on a griddle- they still turned out awesome. It was a little difficult to form the patties but the feta held together when cooking. Pretty fast too (though not as fast as they say it was...you have to pre-cook the spinach. Good for leftovers! Yogurt sauce is definitely going in my permanent file to use on sandwiches. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A family favorite! I often do not cook spinach ahead of time but chopped fresh baby spinach leafs and add to meat mixture. We have never grilled these burgers instead we bake at 400 for 20-25 min. turning 1/2 way. When I don't have time to make the yogurt sauce I just buy a tzatziki sauce but my teenagers just love them with catsup! We love them with baked sweet potato fries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fabulous flavor! I chose to skip the bun and served a greek style salad on the side. The yogurt sauce works double-duty as a great dipper for veggies. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A couple of months ago I handed the Eating Well Magazine to my 18 year old son and asked him to pick out a recipe he'd be interested in cooking with me. This is the one he chose and we loved them! They were delicious. The next time I had a big family dinner at my house I could not get ahold of bison that day so I just used beef but everyone loved them. Now they are our famous Burgers! My son frequently asks to make them again... and He'll help! Now he and I will be experimenting with different sauces just for fun. Thank you for this Recipe! Melisa Read More