Big Greek Gus Burger and Cucumber Salad

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 55 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Cucumber Salad:

4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1/4 cup Greek yogurt 

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill 

1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint 

1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Kosher salt and black pepper 

Big Greek Gus Burger:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

4 cloves garlic, minced 

4 hamburger buns

Mayonnaise, for spreading 

4 Roasted Tomatoes, recipe follows

Red onion, thinly sliced, for topping 

1/2 cup crumbled feta 

Roasted Tomatoes:

4 beefsteak tomatoes

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Dried oregano

Directions

  1. Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat.
  2. For the salad: Mix the sliced cucumbers with the garlic, Greek yogurt, dill, mint and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. For the burger: In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, oregano and garlic. Form into four 6-ounce patties. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
  4. Spread the burger buns with mayonnaise. Layer the bun bottoms with a burger patty, a roasted tomato, and then some red onions and feta. Cover with the bun tops. Serve with cucumber salad on the side.

Roasted Tomatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half through the meridian and place cut-side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and oregano. Roast until the tomatoes are beginning to collapse and have browned a bit on top, about 2 hours.
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