1 pound ground meat (your choice: beef, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey)
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons pine nuts
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
2½ tablespoons Homemade Greek Seasoning
2 cups arugula leaves
½ cup Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Sliced red onions
Extra crumbled feta cheese
4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted
1 cup (8 oz) plain Greek or whole milk yogurt
1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cucumber, very finely chopped
Greek Seasoning Mix
1½ tablespoons dried oregano
1½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1½ tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (note: freshly ground black pepper is less volume than non-freshly ground, if using non-freshly ground use half the amount)
2 teaspoons beef bouillon powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1½ tablespoons sweet paprika powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all Tzatziki Sauce ingredients in a medium glass bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour before use.
Greek Seasoning Mix
Combine all the spices and grind them to a fine powder in a spice or coffee grinder. Store in an airtight jar until ready to use.
Combine the meat, red onion, parsley, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese and Greek seasoning in a mixing bowl. Work with your fingers until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Form into 4 patties.
Grill or pan fry over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or according to desired doneness (is using poultry or pork, make sure it’s thoroughly cooked through).
Arrange some arugula leaves on the bottoms of each hamburger bun and place the patties on top. Top with tomatoes, red onions, tzatiki sauce, and crumbled feta cheese. Place the top bun on each burger and serve immediately with extra tzatziki sauce.