RECIPES: Recipe Details
The Middle Eastern Burger with Herb cheese spread, grilled tomatoes and Onion
I have been making these since I married my Assyrian husband 24 years ago, I have modified this burger to suit my American heritage and it taste fantastic.
Herb Cheese Spread
2 packages of 8 oz. Cream Cheese (Room temperature)
8 oz Creamy Feta Cheese
Â¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 lemon, you will need 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice
Â¼ cup chopped fresh Dill
Â¼ cup of fresh cilantro
1 Banana Pepper chopped fine
Â¼ teaspoon of Hot Sauce
The Middle Eastern Pattie
2 pounds 80% Ground Chuck
Â¼ cup White Onion diced fine
2 Green Onions diced fine
2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
1 Banana Pepper diced fine
2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Seasoned Black Pepper (Lawry's)
Â½ cup Sutter Home Merlot Wine
2 tablespoons of Melted unsalted butter
Olive Oil for Brushing the grill rack
4 Plum Tomatoes sliced (3 pieces per tomato -12 pieces needed)
1 White Onion sliced thin
6 Slices of Pita Bread with pocket
Preheat Gas Grill to medium high
*To make Herb cream cheese spread combine cream
cheese, feta cheese & kosher salt in
Food processor blend until smooth- remove to bowl add
lemon juice, dill, Cilantro,
Banana pepper, hot sauce, refrigerate until cold
*To make the patties, combine beef, white onion, green
onion, crushed garlic cloves,
Banana pepper, kosher salt, seasoned black pepper,
Sutter home Merlot & Melted
Butter. Mix very gently- do not compact the beef
mixture- shape into 6 oval patties to
Fit the roll.
When Grill is hot wipe down grill rack with Olive Oil so
Patties do not stick to rack.
Place Patties on hot Gas grill (425 degrees) cover and
grill 5-6 min Flip Pattie over and
Cover & grill another 5-6 minutes until meat is medium
inside Remove, Set aside cover
with foil and let rest for 5 min.
Mean time brush pita bread with olive oil and toast very
lightly on each side on grill rack,
remove and set aside.
Brush Tomato slices and white onion slices with olive
oil, sprinkle with kosher salt, and
Grill until soft and tender on both sides. Remove and set
*To Assemble Middle Eastern Burger, spread 2-3
tablespoons of Herb cheese spread in
the inside of pita, place Pattie on top of cheese spread,
add a grilled
Tomato slice and a grilled onion slice and enjoy!
Please try this fantastic and juicy burger, my friends and family are always asking me to make this for them its a winner!!!