Feta and Pickled Zucchini Burgers



1 ¼ pounds ground beef chuck
kosher salt and black pepper
canola oil, for the grill
2 zucchini, shaved
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
kosher salt
4 brioche buns, split
¼ head romaine
1/2 cup feta, thinly crumbled



  • Heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾ -inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each. Dividing evenly, season the patties with salt and Pepper.
  • Oil grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up until the burgers release easily, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more.
  • Take next 5 ingredients and place them in bowl.  Let this sit for up to an hour.  Remove burgers, open buns, and place pickles, cheese, and lettuce