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“We butcher, grind, chop, grate, mince, and liquefy raw ingredients, breaking down formerly living things so that we might recombine them in new, more cultivated forms”



  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Pita bread rounds
  • Fresh spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and any other condiments you desire



  1. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, the 2 tablespoons milk, the onion, garlic, salt, oregano, and lemon-pepper seasoning. Add ground beef; mix well using hands. Shape mixture into eight 1/4-inch-thick patties.IMG_8783
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, combine feta cheese and the 1 tablespoon milk. Divide filling among four of the patties. Top with the remaining patties; press edges to seal.IMG_8784
  3. In a small bowl, combine cumin and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle mixture over patties.
  4. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above and grill for 12 to 16 minutes or until done, flipping once.
  5. To serve, cut pita bread rounds in half crosswise. Serve burgers in pita halves with spinach, tomatoes and cucumbers.


Recipe Reference bhg.com