Beef Burger with Feta and Olives

The Beef Burger with Feta and Olives is a Mediterranean-inspired delight that combines the richness of a beef patty with the salty tang of feta cheese and the robust flavor of olives.

This gourmet burger is a dance of flavors and textures, providing a culinary experience that is both indulgent and refreshing.

The juicy beef patty, crumbled feta, and chopped olives create a harmonious blend that is both savory and zesty, ensuring every bite is a moment to savor.


For the Beef Patty:

  • 500g ground beef (80/20 mix for best results)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

For the Feta and Olive Mixture:

  • 150g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup black or kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Assembly:

  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Tzatziki sauce (optional)


Preparing the Beef Patties:

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix until well combined but do not overwork the meat to keep the patties tender.
  3. Form into 4 equal patties and set aside.

Preparing the Feta and Olive Mixture:

  1. In a small bowl, combine crumbled feta, chopped olives, dried oregano, lemon zest, and olive oil.
  2. Mix well and set aside for the flavors to meld.

Cooking the Beef Patties:

  1. Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Cook the beef patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  3. In the last minute of cooking, add a generous spoonful of the feta and olive mixture on top of each patty.
  4. Cover the grill or skillet with a lid to help the cheese melt slightly.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a layer of tzatziki sauce on the bottom half of each toasted bun (if using).
  2. Add a lettuce leaf, followed by a slice of tomato and a few rings of red onion.
  3. Place the beef patty with the melted feta and olive mixture on top.
  4. Cap with the top half of the bun.


  • Serve immediately with a side of Greek salad or roasted vegetables.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes


  • This recipe makes 4 scrumptious burgers.


The Beef Burger with Feta and Olives is a culinary journey to the heart of the Mediterranean, where bold flavors and fresh ingredients reign supreme. The savory beef, salty feta, and zesty olives combine to create a taste sensation that is both comforting and exotic.

The fresh vegetables add a crunch, while the tzatziki sauce (if used) provides a cool and creamy counterpoint to the rich flavors of the burger. Every bite is a balance of textures and tastes, transporting you to a sunny Grecian isle.

This burger is perfect for those looking to elevate their burger experience with unique and sophisticated flavors.

Enjoy and let your taste buds travel to the Mediterranean with this delicious burger creation!