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Bifteki (Greek Baked Beef Patties)

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10 minutes


1 hour


4 -5 (8-10 burgers)

These delicious Bifteki patties are one of my favs for an easy meal. The beef is mixed with some simple ingredients and the patties are served with potatoes and topped with feta.

Bifteki is a recipe that is an authentic traditional Greek dish. It reminds me of home and my mom, and is so tasty. They are essentially baked beef patties. The beef is mixed with veggies like tomatoes and onions, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Consider it a Greek version of a burger patty. I served these with delicious potatoes and with crumbled feta on top.

Bifteki up close

❤️ Why You’ll Love Bifteki

  • Easy: Bifteki are so easy to make and the whole family will love them
  • Healthy: These protein-packed patties are so good for you
  • Meal Prep: Prep a batch of Bifteki and freeze them or keep them in the fridge to eat all week

🍲 Ingredients

Ground Beef – Ground beef is a great source of protein and a budget-friendly meat option for the whole family. Although you can use other types of ground meat in this recipe, beef is the most traditional.


Parsley – Fresh parsley will be best in this recipe as it packs the most flavor and adds some freshness to this recipe.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Bifteki

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. 
  2. Into a large mixing bowl add lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, oregano, pressed garlic cloves, and salt and whisk together to combine. Add the peeled potato wedges to the baking sheet or baking pan, drizzle over the lemon-mustard mixture, and toss to coat the potatoes. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the burgers (Biftekia): In a mixing bowl combine the ground beef, grated onion, grated tomato and their juices, egg, breadcrumbs, olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix to fully combine. Divide the mixture into 8-10 portions and use your hands to form into burger-sized patties.
  4. Place meat patties on top of the potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes, flip the burgers and bake for 30 more minutes.
  5. Serve with feta, lemon wedges, and our easy tzatziki.

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Eggs and breadcrumbs are your binders in this recipe to help the patties hold their shape
  • If your meat is sticking to your hands too much when making the patties, wet them slightly under the tap before handling the meat
Bifteki on a plate with potatoes

🗒 Substitutions

  • Meat: Substitute the ground beef for leaner ground meat like turkey or chicken. You can also use ground lamb or pork. However, beef is the most traditional
  • Egg: If you don’t eat eggs you can leave these out but it does help with making the meat bind together better so you may end up with crumbly patties
  • Potatoes: You can make just the burger patties of this recipe and skip the potatoes, but to make it a full meal, the potatoes are highly recommended

🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze just the patties between wax paper in the freezer to have easy Greek burgers to pull out and add to salads, etc.

🤔 Common Questions

What does Bifteki mean?

Bifteki means hamburger. This is a Greek version of your traditional hamburger.

What’s the difference between Keftedes and Biftekia?

The primary difference here is the way the meat is shaped. Keftedes are more like meatballs or logs, where biftekia are shaped like hamburger patties.

Bifteki on a plate with potatoes

Bifteki (Greek Baked Beef Patties)

5 from 20 votes
These delicious Bifteki patties are one of my favs for an easy meal. The beef is mixed with some simple ingredients and the patties are served with potatoes and topped with feta.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 -5 (8-10 burgers)
Calories 716 kcal
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For the potatoes

For the burgers (bifteki)

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 large white or yellow onions, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For serving

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Serving: 2burgers | Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.2g | Protein: 50.1g | Fat: 39.9g | Saturated Fat: 12.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 181.6mg | Sodium: 2690.5mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 9.1g
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5 stars
Made it with chicken instead – didn’t change anything else in the recipe. It was amazing thank you!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YAY!! I love to hear that. Glad it worked with chicken!


5 stars
Absolutely delish! My boyfriend now wants these patties for burgers. So moist and soft and perfectly cooked after an hour in the oven. I made the simple green salad, forgot the name, and tzatziki from here as well.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yESS!!! My Maroulosalata!!! The BEST!!! Thank you so much for the love, I am glad you and your boyfriend loved it.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you sweetie !

Sandra Strickland

5 stars
This recipe was so amazing! I forgot to add the half cup of water. My patties were a little dry, and my potatoes took too long to cook. I have to figure that part out. Maybe I should make my patties thicker and my potatoes thinner. Still, the flavor was off the charts, and I can’t wait to try more recipes. Today, I’m going to make the warm butter bean salad and tzatziki to go with my leftovers.

Maria Koutsogiannis

The water would hace helped with cooking the potatoes and protecting the patties from getting to dry! I am so glad you loved the flavor. Please let me know what you think of my Butter Beans!!!


5 stars
Amazing and easy to follow recipe. Bifteki turned out great😍

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much hun!

Cara (MexiPinoFam)

5 stars
Delicious! My kids love the patties which is a win for me because I’m always looking for ways to get them to have protein!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, you’re the best!

Basma Adhami

5 stars
The recipe was DELICIOUS! Perfection!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Basma!

Jenny m

5 stars
This recipe was delicious! I’m excited to try more and cook more Greek!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Please let me know what you make next ok?!


Would turkey work just as well as beef in this recipe?
Thank you.

Esther Fort

Cover the pan or not? Thank you

Maria Koutsogiannis


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