Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spanakopita Burger

By the looks of my nephew, Luke, you would think that he is a picky eater who barely eats anything. But that could not be farther from the truth. He especially loves anything involving any kind of meat. Salads on the other hand, he's not too big a fan of. So I was quite impressed with how much he liked a burger with tons of spinach. And I have to say, even though he likes tomatoes, I was surprised at how much he loved these roasted tomatoes.

Spanakopita Burger
2 lb. ground beef
1 c. frozen spinach, thawed
1 T. dried oregano
1 t. dried marjoram
1 T. fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
Feta cheese, optional

Squeeze all the liquid from the spinach. Mix all the ingredients together and form into burger patties. Cook to desired doneness.

Roasted Tomatoes
Roma tomatoes
Fresh parsley, chopped
Balsamic vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Feta cheese

Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inside of the tomato halves. Mix together balsamic vinegar and parsley. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top with vinegar mixture, olive oil and cheese. Roast in a 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes, until tomatoes are tender.

Tzatziki Sauce
Plain yogurt
Grated cucumber
Fresh lemon juice
Minced garlic
Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and let flavors meld.


  1. When I come down to visit in October, can this be on the menu?
    Love you, Mom

  2. Hey Leah! I want a really awesome Potato Soup recipe and I figured you would be a great person to ask!! Let me know!!!