Combine the first 7 ingredients and blend with your hands, but don’t overwork the mix Form into 4 patties.
Lightly oil the grill rack. Cook the burgers about 5 minutes a side, or to medium rare.
Serve patties with pita or buns. Top with Feta Sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives.
Makes about 1 ¼ cups
2 cups plain yogurt (I use Greek) ½ cup crumbled feta cheese 1 T (or more) olive oil 1 ½ teas minced garlic 1 ½ teas fresh lemon juice ¼ teas salt Pinch cayenne 3 T chiffonade of fresh mint leaves
Line strainer with cheese cloth or coffee filter, and put over a bowl. Place yogurt into the lined strainer and put in refrigerator to drain for at least 3 hours, or until yogurt is thick.
In a blender, combine all ingredients EXCEPT the yogurt and mint, and process till smooth, adding a little olive oil at a time, if necessary. Add strained yogurt and pulse to combine. Fold in chiffonade of mint. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- grilled thin pork steaks lightly rubbed with Smokin' Guns BBQ rub and grilled over charcoal 5 minutes per side
- grilled fingerling potatoes, the larger ones cut in half short-wise to make them the same size as the small ones; nuked 8 minutes till almost done, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, put into a grill basket and grilled to finsh
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! The pork steaks were medium and everything was delicious - a fine "First Night of Summer" meal!
Wilted Lettuce Salad, Stella’s
For 4 people
Leaf lettuce, torn into bowls, about ½ head per person 5 slices of bacon, diced and fried till crisp
Dressing (adjust these amounts to your own taste – it should be slightly sweet and slightly sour)
¼ cup minced onion 2 teas sugar ½ teas salt ¼ cup cider vinegar 4 T. water
Remove fried bacon pieces from fat and drain on paper towel. Mix the dressing ingredients and pour the dressing into the hot fat. Bring quickly to boil, for about a minute, then pour the dressing over the bowls of torn lettuce. Top with bacon pieces, freshly ground black pepper, and toss.
This is from memory. I'm pretty sure the box said New Braunsfels Hondo Jr. The temp gauge says CharBroil. It's a very small offset smoker/griller. From what I read yesterday, it's a COS (cheap offset smoker) .
I've got a pork butt. That's about as far as I've gotten . I've never done one before, but I figure I've gotta try. I have been doing quite a bit of reading on "how to," so I'm planning on rubbing that butt tomorrow. Fingers crossed!