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I had this amazing bifteki (Greek style hamburger) in Greece. It was so flavorful, not like American hamburger meat that's just seasoned with salt and pepper. Does anyone know how to make it at home?

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I like to combine parsely, dill, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, oregano, bread crumbs, egg, and milk! I don't know the actual measurements LOL sorry. That's just the way that Greeks cook..with their eyes
 
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I had this amazing bifteki (Greek style hamburger) in Greece. It was so flavorful, not like American hamburger meat that's just seasoned with salt and pepper. Does anyone know how to make it at home?

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I make 3lb of ground chuck 80/20 half med onion chopped . I don't measure but I would say at least 3/4 tablespoon garlic powder tablespoon of ground Greek oregano 2 teaspoon sweet basal 1 teaspoon thyme 1 tablespoon parsley 1 tablespoon imported parmesan cheese. I do the same mix in my meat balls except I add unseasoned bread crumbs . Roll into balls warm pan with oil height enough to medium height of meat balls. Flour meat balls before placing in oil. Golf ball size cooks in about 15 - 20 min drain in colander as they brown.
 
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I make 3lb of ground chuck 80/20 half med onion chopped . I don't measure but I would say at least 3/4 tablespoon garlic powder tablespoon of ground Greek oregano 2 teaspoon sweet basal 1 teaspoon thyme 1 tablespoon parsley 1 tablespoon imported parmesan cheese. I do the same mix in my meat balls except I add unseasoned bread crumbs . Roll into balls warm pan with oil height enough to medium height of meat balls. Flour meat balls before placing in oil. Golf ball size cooks in about 15 - 20 min drain in colander as they brown.
Do you cook them with olive oil or canola oil?
 

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If you know how to make Greek meatballs, it is pretty the same mixture. In my family we make it with salt, pepper, chopped onion, fresh spearmint, parsley, and a little oregano. Once the mixture is mixed, you form it into patties instead of balls. I like to grill mine just like a regular hamburger.
 

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