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Biftekia me Patates sto Fourno: Burgers with Roasted Potatoes

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Burgers with Roasted Potatoes

Oven Burgers with Roasted Potatoes

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In Greek: μπιφτέκια με πατάτες στο φούρνο, pronounced beef-TEK-yah meh pah-TAH-tes stoh FOOR-no

The beer in the burger mix adds a deightful flavor to the burgers which are cooked on top of the potatoes in the oven for a fabulous one-dish family meal.

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • For the burgers:
  • 2 - 2 1/4 pounds of ground beef (single grind)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small tomato, grated
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1/3 pound of stale bread (5 1/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup of beer
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
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  • For the potatoes:
  • 2 3/4 - 3 pounds of potatoes
  • juice of 2-3 lemons
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, cut in thin slices
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1/2 cup of water

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 355F (180C).

Soak the bread in the beer until absorbed.

Combine all burger ingredients in a bowl and knead until well blended. Shape into patties (approximately 12), cover, and set aside.

Peel potatoes and cut into quarters, lengthwise. Place in a roasting pan and top with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook at 355F (180C) for 45 minutes. Place burgers on top of the potatoes and continue to cook for 45 minutes longer.

Yield: 6 servings - 2 burgers each.

User Reviews

 5 out of 5
Variation, Member Greekkisses

I made the Biftekia (burgers) following the recipe but did not put them in the oven with potatoes. Instead we put them over the BBQ! They turned out fantastic! No grease, full of flavor and moist. I sprinkled them with just a little bit of lemon juice and garlic salt before cooking. The family wants them again tonight! 2 nights in a row!

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