Feta Burger with Homemade Aioli

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This hamburger was so easy to make and was utterly amazing amazingly delicious that you will want to make it over and over again. It is a nice spin on your traditional hamburger and everyone is sure to love it. I know my boyfriend sure did.

Unfortunately, I totally forgot to take a photo of the meat package to show you which ground meat I used. It is really difficult to find one-hundred percent ground beef in Japan, usually it is a mixture of beef and pork or just ground chicken. I have seen one-hundred percent ground beef a few times and the price was really expensive (but Oh So Yummy) So if you’re unsure of what you’re buying it’s probably safe to say it’s half pork. So, that’s what I used for this recipe. But any type of ground meat will work!

Feta Burger with Homemade Aioli

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Feta Burger

  • 1 pound of ground meat
  • 1/4 of large onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh bread
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • fried egg
  • aioli

Homemade Aioli

  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or olive)
  • 1/2 cup of grape seed oil

Method:

Homemade Aioli:

  • Put chopped garlic, egg, lemon, salt and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil into a blender. Mix for 1 minute and then slowly drizzle in the remaining oil (in batches of 3-4) The process should be: Add oil, mix for a minute, add oil, mix for a minute.
  • Continue this process until you have used all the oil and the mixture has formed into a thick mayonnaise like sauce.
  • Special Note: make sure the egg used is at room temperature. This allows the thickening process to happen. Do not skip this step!
  • Once finished, I like to put it into a glass jar for easy access later.

Feta Burger:

  • Put preferred meat into a large bowl and add diced onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, parsley, feta, salt and pepper. Sometimes I add a teaspoon of olive oil to make sure it all sticks together.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat and make your hamburger into 4-6 patties. Fry on either side for 3-5 minutes or until brown.
  • Remove from heat and then fry an egg in already oiled pan.
  •  Serve with fresh bread, lettuce, tomato, fried egg and aioli. Don’t forget to sprinkle a little feta on top!

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