Makes 4 1/4-lb burgers
A classic American favorite made in a Mediterranean style! If you’re game, try these burgers with ground bison. The Pantala Mediterranean Fusion added to the mix keeps this ultra-lean meat moist during cooking.
1 pound ground beef or bison
1/2 cup Pantala Mediterranean Fusion
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Fresh baby spinach
Thick sliced fresh tomatoes
Sliced red onions
Crumbled feta cheese, about 1/2 cup or 2 ounces
Optional condiments: Tzatziki sauce (store-bought) or mayonnaise
Place the ground meat in a bowl and add the Pantala Mediterranean Fusion, oregano, garlic, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well to incorporate all ingredients (using your hands works best!)
Divide the meat into the desired number of patties and form rounds that are about 3/4-inch thick. Season both sides of each patty well with salt & pepper.
Heat the grill and then cook the burgers over a medium flame for approximately five minutes on each side or until desired doneness is reached.
Alternatively, cook them on the stovetop by heating the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the patties, making sure there is at least an inch of space between each one. Cook until one side is nicely browned, about 4 minutes, occasionally pressing the patties down with the back of a spatula to ensure even cooking. Turn the patties over and cook for 4 minutes more. Turn the patties over again and cook for 2 minutes for medium rare, 3 to 4 minutes for medium.
While the burgers are cooking, toast the hamburger buns (if desired.)
Serve the burgers hot with a fistful of spinach, sliced tomato and onion and a healthy sprinkle of feta cheese.