The Bettah Feta Burger recipe
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The Bettah Feta Burger

This almost-Mediterranean Bettah Feta Burger recipe isn't just a cutesy name - it's your new favorite burger! Stuffed with crumbled feta cheese, these babies are then topped with peppery arugula, juicy roasted red peppers, crispy bacon, and even more creamy whipped feta for a crazy flavor explosion!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword feta burger
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 1071kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground buffalo or lean beef
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ground
  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese
  • 8 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 6-8 roasted red peppers jarred
  • Baby arugula leaves
  • Red onion sliced
  • 4 hamburger buns split & buttered

Whipped Feta

  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 ounces cream cheese whipped

Instructions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill on medium heat, and lightly spray the grate with cooking oil.
  • Combine the ground buffalo/beef, Worcestershire, and seasonings in a medium bowl. Knead together with your hands until well combined, then form the mixture into 8 equally-sized balls. Flatten them to make thin patties.
  • Divide the feta cheese between four patties, then top each with a second patty. Press the edges together to seal the cheese inside, then smooth out the sides with the palms of your hands. Sprinkle generously with salt.
  • Cook on the grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired doneness, 4-5 minutes per side for medium. Aim for between 145 and 160 degrees F. Remove from the grill and top with Havarti cheese, allowing it to melt from the residual heat. Let the burgers rest 4-5 minutes while you prep your toppings.
  • Place buns, cut side down, on grill and toast about 1 minute.
  • Load up the burgers! Layer arugula, red pepper, and red onion on the bottom on the hamburger bun. Top with the burger, bacon, and avocado. Spread some whipped feta on the cut side of the top buns, then place it on top of the burgers. Skewer with a toothpick or cocktail stick & serve.

Whipped Feta:

  • Add crumbled feta to a food processor and pulse until small crumbs remain. Add cream cheese and puree for 4-5 minutes until creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition

Calories: 1071kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 280mg | Sodium: 2521mg | Potassium: 1410mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 670mg | Iron: 8.8mg