Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Greek burgers and homemade Tzatziki sauce

A few years ago, Brian and I were given a free grill. The grill is not the nicest but it has worked pretty well over the past few years. We've always said that once we settle down we will purchase a nice grill but now I'm not sure if we can wait that long.

The starter was out when we got the grill so we've been lighting it with a long lighter. Over the weekend we decided to go to Lowe's and pick up some new grates and starter to improve the grilling experience. When we were cleaning out the grill, we found some massive holes on the bottom of the grill as well as the elements that release the gas. No big deal we thought, at least it was clean now right?

Wrong. Now that the grill is clean it seems 75% of the gas comes out the holes in the back of the grill leaving just about no gas to heat the front. Bummer. I think the time has come to buy a new grill.

Anyone have any suggestions?

For these burgers, I whipped up some homemade light wheat burger buns and some tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki sauce is one of the few condiments that I actually like. It just tastes so fresh that I can never get enough!

Ingredients for Tzatziki sauce
- 1 cup low fat plain yogurt (do not use flavored)
- 1 grated, peeled cucumber
- 3-4 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
- salt and pepper to taste

1.) Using paper towels or a kitchen towel, squeeze the cucumber to release the majority of the liquid. After squeezing you should have about 3/4 cup of grated cucumber.

2.) Mix the yogurt, cucumber and 3 tablespoons of mint. Taste for salt and pepper and then add more mint if you'd like.

3.) Keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to use and then enjoy! 

Ingredients for Greek Burgers
- 1 lb ground beef (mine was 88/12)
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 package frozen spinach, defrosted and squeeze dry
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
- pepper to taste

1.) Mix all the ingredients together and then divide into 4-6 burger patties (depending on how big you like them)

2.) Grill over medium high heat until cooked to your liking!

3.) Toast the buns then top with tzatziki and enjoy!


  1. Yum!! We love making spanakopita turkey burgers (we're having those tonight, in fact). I love tzatziki too - so fresh and delicious.

    1. Mmm I love spanakopita turkey burgers too! Try them with some tzatziki on them!