Greek meat

Good evening!

Today was a hot one! Got up to around 98 degrees at the peak of the day, and eating anything more than a simple salad all day was not appetizing. Until tonight! The fam bam decided that burgers were going to be consumer, but being on my new regiment of eating, I wanted to make them Med somehow. So I came up with…

Greek burgers! This can sound along the lines of a burger composed of lamb meat (heck, that’s what my mom thought I meant) but it’s much easier than that. I made my burgers Med by putting them in pita pockets with homemade tzatziki and goat cheese on top! Here’s what you’ll need:

About 1 lb ground beef (we bought ground chuck this time)

4 1 oz slices of goat cheese

2 pita pockets

1 container plain Greek yogurt

1/2 c sour cream

1 small lemon

1 tsp crushed garlic

Summer squash (I used 2 Mediterranean squash, 1 yellow squash, and 1 zucchini)

1 bag mixed greens

Various spicing (basil, 21 Seasoning Salute, and dill)

Sliced avocado

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Start by dividing your meat up. I open up my pack of ground chuck to admire –

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And I use a knife to cut it into four sections, for my four patties. Portions, portions!

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Then you take each portion and form them into your patties to cook eventually. Mine look like this –

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Beautiful! Now I spice them. I turn to my trusty friends dried basil –

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And 21 Seasoning Salute –

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Delicious! Now set those guys aside until you’re ready to cook them at the very end.

The next step is to make the homemade tzatziki dip. A fun word, and a fun dip/spread/stand alone food. Nom!

Start with your container of Greek yogurt –

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And then add in your sour cream to balance the tartness from the yogurt – 

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Next, add some of that garlic. It’s going to be pungent, so get ready!

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And then add your spicing in – there’s that basil and 21 again! This time, also add in some dill –

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And finally, add some lemon juice from a small lemon. Squeeze away –

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Now mix it allll up –

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And ta-da! Fresh, homemade tzatziki. BONUS: Add some sliced cucumber in there to add body –

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Now set that aside, as well. That’s for dressing burgers!

Slice your veggies, as your saw I used all summer squash, and prep them to be satueed – 

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Then toss them in a heated skillet with hot olive oil and cook until browned –

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Now it’s time to cook those babies! Heat your giant pan for them and put them in when appropriate –

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While those cook, I prep the burgers. I sliced each pita pocket in two for all four of us in order to not overdose on bread. Been there, ya know? 

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Then I put my tzatziki in the pocket –

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Next, I sliced up an avocado and put it in the pocket, too –

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Next thing I know, my burgers are browned and beautiful! Check them out –

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So I slice the goat cheese –

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And top the burgers!

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Ahhh, so pretty! That is my last thing to go into the pocket –

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And then I’m ready to plate it, satueed veggies and all –

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Such amazing burgers! Truly Med and fantastic ingredients. I fell in love… with a burger. Yikes.

We’ll see what this weekend brings as far as food is concerned! Stayed tuned…

Enjoy!

TS~

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