Greek Patty Melts




GLUTEN + DAIRY FREE GREEK PATTY MELTS WITH QUICK "TATZIKI"


INGREDIENTS:


QUICK "TATZIKI":

5 oz. Plain Unsweetened Dairy Free Yogurt

1-2 cloves of garlic, minced

Splash of lemon juice

Sea salt to taste


BURGERS:

1 lb organic grass fed ground beef

2 T minced red onion

2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ c pitted Kalamata olives, minced

¼ t organic dried oregano

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

8 pieces of gluten free whole grain bread (I used Three Bakers brand) Miyoko's Vegan Butter

Dairy Free Mozzarella Shreds or crumbled Vegan Feta

Thinly sliced cucumbers for garnish INSTRUCTIONS:


Heat a large stainless steel or cast iron skillet over medium heat.


In a medium mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. Form into four even sized patties that are large enough to fit the size of your bread.


Turn heat to high and once smoking hot, coat generously with avocado oil. Starting at 12 o'clock, place your burgers in the pan presentation-side down. Cook for a few minutes until seared then flip and cook through. (Internal temperature should reach 135°F).


While your burgers are cooking through, butter the bread.


Remove burgers from the pan then turn heat down to medium.


Place 4 pieces of bread in the pan, buttered-side down. Top with patties, cheese, sauce and cucumbers then top with bread. Flip and cook until the other piece of bread is toasted then cut in half and serve.