Greek Burgers with Ricotta Aioli (10.07.14)

Posted at 12:15 PM, Oct 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-07 14:15:02-04
  • 2 ounces ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Burgers:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup olives, diced, any kind
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 sandwich buns, any kind
  • 1 red onion, sliced

To prepare aioli, combine first 4 ingredients in a food processor with salt and pepper, to taste; pulse 1 minute or until smooth. Cover and chill.

Prepare grease grill or broiler.

Combine the beef and the next 7 ingredients (beef through crushed garlic) in a large bowl. Divide the beef mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a thick patty. Place patties on grill rack or broiler pan; cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons aioli over top half of each bun. Place patties on bottom halves of buns, and top each with 1 onion slice and top half of bun.

Sponsor: Utah’s Own- Honeyville Farms