Shout out to Nikos® Feta cheeses for giving me the kick in the rear needed to try feta cheese! I would have never made a delicious bacon and feta stuffed burger before this gig came along.
Confession: I am a picky eater.
Funny textures make me gag, and I look down on ugly food. Don’t even get me started on mixing food on my plate because ‘they are going to the same place’. No. Just, no. Slide the kiddie plate my way because homie don’t play like that.
And then someone asked me to make a recipe with feta cheese.
Uhhh… I’m afraid of feta cheese? Is that the correct answer?
It wasn’t, so I put on my big girl panties and got in the kitchen.
BACON AND FETA CHEESE STUFFED BURGER INGREDIENTS:
- Nikos Feta cheese, peppercorn
- Bacon, cut into pieces
- Burger toppings: tomato, lettuce, red onion, whatever your little heart desires
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
Note: For now, just gather the goods and keep reading for the actual measurements.
When you make burgers, do you measure out the amount of beef used for each patty?
I sure as heck don’t.
But, for the sake of anal chef’s like my husband, the burger press was close enough to the 1/2 pound line to call it a 1/2 pound burger. Meaning, I used a little more than 1/4 pound of beef per burger.
The beauty of a stuffed burger is being able to fill the inside with anything and everything. I filled each bacon and feta cheese stuffed burger with 1/8 cup of peppercorn feta cheese and about 4 slices of bacon, cut into pieces.
Finally, sprinkle each burger with onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper.
Note: I found a more even distribution of the feta cheese when I used teeny tiny pieces. I can’t help it if I like goodness in each bite.
Grill each bacon and feta stuffed burger to your liking and top with swiss cheese.
Unless, of course, you are a toddler who HAS TO HAVE yellow cheese. I get it. In high pressure situations, please use yellow cheese. You need to do whatever makes your heart sing the songs of your people.
Help me, help you.
In an attempt to get more vegetables in my diet, I paired the burgers with a dish of green beans, bacon, and feta cheese. Yanno… anything to help aid operation ‘drop 50 pounds of baby weight’.
Don’t laugh. It’s on my forever long to-do list.
As I sit here eating my fruit snacks…
For those you rockin’ the beach bod:
Nikos® Feta is hosting a giveaway this June/July! One lucky contestant will win a seven-day, six-night trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, during the 2015 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (August 29 – September 13, 2015).
Trip package includes:
i. Roundtrip airfare for Grand Prize Winner and Guest from the
airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence to Honolulu, Hawaii
ii. Standard hotel accommodations for 6 nights/7 days (double room occupancy)
iii. $500 USD in spending money for the Grand Prize Winner (the “Trip Package”).
The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $3,500.
To enter, visit NikosFeta.com or the “Hawaii Trip” tab on Facebook (desktop only) between June 1 – July 31, 2015, and fill out the entry form. That’s it! Easy, peasy! Full contest information is available in the Official Rules accessible via either site starting June 1st.