July 20, 2016

Zucchini and Feta Stuffed Hamburgers


Ingredients:
1 1/3 lb 90% lean ground beef
1 cup finely shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini), squeezed dry
5 oz feta, crumbled
1 tablespoon dill
freshly ground black pepper


rolls for serving


Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, zucchini, pepper, feta and dill until well mixed. Form into 6 equal patties.


Prepare grill according to manufacturer's instructions. Grill the burgers for 5-8 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.

My thoughts:
Zucchini season is in full swing right now and though we don't grow it ourselves, my produce box each week has been full of summer squash. This week instead of making it into a side dish, I folded it into some lean ground beef and made some of the moistest burgers I've grilled. Despite the water being wrung out of the zucchini prior to use, it had the magic effect of keeping the burger tender and from over cooking despite a long(ish) time on the grill. The feta helped too, I'm sure and added a yummy salty-savory note to the burgers. Bonus: I had a cheeseburger without having to toss on cheese at the last minute. So if you love flavorful burgers and want to sneak some extra vegetables into your meal these are the burgers for you!


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