These Grilled Mediterranean Burgers are easy to whip up and are packed with fresh, delicious flavors. Perfect for indoor or outdoor grilling, this burger can be served on a bun, in a lettuce wrap, over rice, or solo.
As much as I have fun at an outdoor grill in the summer, I love grilling indoors all year long.
How to Serve Them
My family loves burger nights at our house — and we all do our own thing with them.
My husband wraps his in crisp iceberg lettuce, one of my sons prefers his with rice or sliced avocado, and my other son and I go traditional with a soft hamburger bun.
These are big, juicy burgers, packed with wonderful, big flavors!
They’re full of rich, Mediterranean flavors that are only made better with the smoky char the grill will give them.
What’s in this recipe?
- ground beef
- Feta cheese
- marinated artichoke hearts
- marinated sun-dried tomatoes
- Kalamata olives
- rosemary and oregano
- almond meal
- Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Mayonnaise (recipe included below)
What if I don’t have a grill?
While the grilled Mediterranean burgers work really well on a stove-top or outdoor grill, you can also make them in a skillet.
You can achieve a similar char from a cast iron skillet. You will at least get great caramelization that will form a “crust” of sorts. Of course these burgers would also be delicious if you sauté them in whatever your favorite sauté pan is — they just might not develop a “crust” on the outside.
A grill however, isn’t just a cooking tool, it acts almost as an ingredient, as it adds its own unique flavor. The aforementioned smoky, char flavor.
Can you make them ahead?
Yes! You can make and shape them the night before you plan to serve them. Just wrap them tightly in plastic and keep them refrigerated until you’re ready for them to hit the grill (or the pan).
Oh, and I make a very easy Sun-Dried Tomato-Lemon Mayonnaise to go with these burgers. It’s so good that you just might want to eat it with a spoon! (It’s included in the recipe below.)
What to serve with Grilled Mediterranean Burgers
Any salad or potato side is always great with burgers. Here are a few of my favorites:
I hope you enjoy every last bite!
A few more unique burger recipes you’ll love:
- Spicy Sriracha Salmon-Basil Burgers
- Grilled Jalapeño Pepper Jack Turkey Burgers
- Cilantro Shrimp Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole
- Spicy Sriracha Burgers with Crispy Shallots and Ginger-Chile Aioli
Grilled Mediterranean Burger Recipe
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
- ½ cup artichoke hearts marinated in olive oil, drained, finely chopped
- ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted, finely chopped
- ¼ cup almond meal
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano, washed and dried
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, washed and dried
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- a few turns freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil for the grill
- Combine ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to evenly combine all of the ingredients.
- Shape the burgers. Shape the mixture into 6 evenly-sized burgers -- each one should be about ¾ cup to 1 cup, and they should at least an inch thick.
- Grill. Lightly coat an outdoor or stove-top grill (or satué pan) with olive oil, and preheat. (Next best to a grill is a cast iron skillet.) When the grill or pan is very hot, put on your burgers. You should hear a sizzling sound -- if you don't, wait! You won't get a nice caramelization and "crust" on the burger if it's not hot enough. Grill or sauté for about 4 minutes, then flip the burgers over and reduce the heat to medium-low. Grill for another 4 minutes or until the desired doneness (rare, medium, etc.).
Sun-Dried Tomato-Lemon Mayonnaise
- Combine ingredients. Mix the three ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Serve the burgers with the Sun-Dried Tomato-Lemon Mayonnaise, along with buns, lettuce, tomato, avocado, etc.
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