Athena Burger

Athena’s Favorite Burger

Athena Burger

The Athena burger is inspired by the flavors of Greece. It combines pine nuts, garlic, coriander and other spices with feta, parsley and Certified Angus Beef ® brand 85/15 or 80/20 blend ground beef. Serve it in a pita pocket with olive tapenade, sliced tomato, fresh cucumber slices, tzatziki sauce and red onion for an amazingly fresh and flavorful meal!

Athena Burger
  • 2 pounds [i][url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Certified Angus Beef brand”]Certified Angus Beef[/url] [/i]® ground beef (85/15 or 80/20 blend ideal)
  • 1/2 cup (3-ounces) pine nuts
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 burger buns or pita pockets
  1. In a food processor, combine pine nuts, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to form a coarse blend like wet sand. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. By hand, combine ground beef, cheese and parsley with spice mixture.
  3. Form into six patties. Refrigerate for at least an hour (overnight preferred to develop full flavor).
  4. Grill or pan sear over high heat to a recommended internal temperature of 160F.

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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.