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Greek Bifteki Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Greek Bifteki

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"A great barbecue dish, and a nice alternative to steaks. Really quick to prepare! You can also fry them in a pan. ENJOY!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat grill for indirect heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, yogurt, thyme, and salt and pepper. Form meat into 8 patties, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.
  3. Cut the cheese into 4 slices. Place one cheese slice between two patties, and seal the edges. Repeat with remaining beef patties and cheese slices. Set bifteki aside.
  4. Brush grate with oil, and arrange bifteki on hot grate. Cover, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until meat is cooked through and cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This turns blah burgers into a gourmet meal! My husband and I loved it. Like other reviewers, I added some oregano and basil in addition to the thyme, and I used a bit more yogurt to make them very moist. I also ended up using crumbled gorgonzola (a type of blue cheese) instead of the feta, which had gone AWOL. (the gorgonzola was great, but I'm sure feta would be equally good) Since the burgers were fairly thick, we cooked them on low heat on the grill. Served with the Greek Style Potatoes (which were excellent and easy to prepare) and artichokes. YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

boring!!! ground beef w cheese in it. not so exciting.


55 Ratings

Sep 03, 2003

So Freakin' Simple It's Scary! I omited the thyme and added fresh oregano for a more traditional Greek flavour.

Jan 25, 2004

Would not change a thing! The spices make it something very special! Really enjoyed that meal! Try it out!

Jan 25, 2004

These were easy and good. However, I'm a little bit of a numbskull when it comes to the grill. Call it a female thing. My grill was a tad too high and I flipped them too early, so unfortunately, they broke apart a little bit. However, the taste was wonderful. When you make the patties, be sure to make each pattie on the thin side, otherwise you'll end up with a gi-normous burger that takes forever to grill. I'd make these again and I'd also try other types of cheeses, too.

Jan 25, 2004

As suggested, I substituted oregano for thyme. Wonderful flavors - a definite keeper.

Jan 25, 2004

I decided to try this recipe because of how much I like feta cheese, but I was not at all impressed. Like another reviewer said, you could hardly taste the feta inside the burger. I also thought the thyme was a bit overwhelming. I make way better hamburgers than this on a regular basis, so I will not be making this recipe again. My boyfriend said he liked it, but he was putting BBQ sauce on it!

Mar 08, 2004

I used ground turkey instead of beef and a George Foreman grill. 1.25 lbs made 3 large patties. It took MAYBE 10 minutes to prepare, and that included 4 minutes of defrosting time. So simple. Pretty tasty. Love the feta. LOW CARB. Keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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