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FETA STUFFED GREEK BURGER WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO TZATZIKI

This is my version of the classic Greek Gyro Sandwich. It is easily made at home but as delicious as you got freshly prepared on the Greek Isles.

Ingredients 

1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons + 1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 ½ tsp salt
2 tablespoons + 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 lbs ground lamb
1/3 cup Sutter Home Zinfandel wine
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 ounces feta cheese
6 large Rosemary sandwich rolls
1 seedless cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions 

Prepare charcoal grill with a lid or preheat gas grill to medium high heat.
In a medium bowl stir together yogurt, 1 tsp lemon juice, lemon zest, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1 clove minced garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Set aside in refrigerator.
In a large bowl mix together ground beef, ground lamb and Sutter Home Zinfandel. Add 2 Tbsp lemon juice,1 tsp salt, 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, 3 cloves minced garlic, rosemary and black pepper. Combine well. Divide meat into 12 equal parts and form into patties. Divide Feta evenly into 6 portions. Place feta between 2 patties of meat and press edges together to seal well. Continue until 6 feta stuffed patties are formed.
Place burgers on a hot grill and cook approximately 3-5 minutes per side for medium. Slice rolls and toast open sides on grill.
To assemble burger, place patty on bottom bun, spread with sun-dried tomato tzatziki sauce, top with sliced cucumber and onion slices. Crown with top bun and serve.