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Burgers with Eggs and Lemon in the Pot


Cuisine: Greek
Region: Thessaly

This is a unique one: minced meat is turned to burgers and then there’s sauteeing, simmering, eggs, lemon, flour – the works!

Serves 4 – 6
Cooking time: 50 min
You need: a pot, a frying pan or skillet and a bowl


  • 500g minced meat (beef). Ask the clerk to mince the beef once, not twice.
  • 1 medium size onion, diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1-2 pinches of oregano
  • 1 slice of bread, wet (with water)
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 glass (cup) olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • some olive oil for sauteeing
  • 1 Lt hot water


  1. Knead the minced beef with the wet bread, 1 egg, the onion, the parsley, the oregano and salt and pepper.
  2. Turn it small burgers.
  3. Sautee the burgers in olive oil, in medium to low fire. You don’t want them fried, you want them browned (so that they don’t disintegrate later).
  4. Add less than 1/2 glass of olive oil in the pot.
  5. Turn the fire on to medium.
  6. Wait until the oil burns a little, then add the flour.
  7. Add to the pot 1/2 Lt hot water. It will sizzle. Don’t panic.
  8. Add the burgers in the pot, lower the fire to a simmering heat and let the burgers simmer for approx. 45 min.
  9. After that, add the leftover olive oil in the skillet, bring it to hot and add pepper.
  10. Pour the peppered oil on the burgers, in the pot.
  11. While the pot is doing what it has to do, always in low fire, beat the remaning 2 eggs in a bowl and add the lemon juice.
  12. Turn the fire off, wait a beat or two and cover the burgers with the egg and lemon mixture.

Notes on Burgers with Eggs and Lemon in the Pot

  • Serve hot.

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