Sweet & Spicy Mediterranean Burger

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2 pounds ground chuck
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup apricot preserves
3 ½ teaspoons bottled hot chili paste
¾ cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers
¾ cup chopped tomato
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
½ teaspoon dried oregano
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
3 cups loosely packed mixed baby salad greens

2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 large hamburger buns




Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

To make the patties, combine the chuck, salt and apricot preserves in a large bowl, handling as little as possible. Shape into 6 patties to fit the buns. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

Combine the hot chili paste, red peppers, tomato, feta cheese, olives, vinegar, oregano and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium bowl. Cover and set aside until final preparation.

Mash garlic on a cutting board with the side of a knife until it