Greek Turkey Burgers

Published June 29, 2012 by jenmatteson

This is the first official recipe swap I’ve participated in, and I am so super excited.  Even better is the fact that I got an awesome recipe to make that is directly up Nate and my’s flavor lane.  The swap was a burger/sandwich recipe swap, and I submitted my cream cheese and jalapeno stuffed turkey burgers.  I was confident that this was the best burger I’ve made.  That is until I made Kate’s Greek turkey burgers.

Not only do Nate and I love turkey burgers, but we love Greek flavors, too!  I couldn’t have been more stoked to make this burger, plus I already had every.single.ingredient on hand.  Also, I made it the Monday following the Friday I received the recipe.  Friday was date night, Saturday my bestie had us over for grilling, and Sunday we went out for Father’s Day.  So, this was quite literally the first opportunity I had to make this burger, and I’m sure glad I did.

Of course I made my burger sans feta, but Nate’s was packed with it.  He must not have had any in his first few bites, but once he bit into the feta, he said, “wow!” (in a good way, of course).  This tzatziki recipe was much better than the one I used previously, so if you make it, go with this one.  I think it’s the shredded cucumbers, rather than just dicing them.  Love.

Greek Turkey Burgers

Source: Kate’s Recipe Box
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

For the tzatziki Sauce:
3/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup cucumber, shredded
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
3 tsp lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp salt
4 buns, pitas, or sandwich thins

16 spinach leaves, washed and dried
16 thin slices of cucumber
4-8 slices of tomato

For the burgers:
1 lb ground turkey (I use extra lean)
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup feta, crumbled
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix tzatziki ingredients together.  Refrigerate until burgers are ready to serve.

2.  Heat grill to medium heat.  In a large bowl, mix turkey, feta, onion, dill, garlic, salt and pepper lightly until just combined.  Separate mixture into quadrants and make into 4 patties, about 1/2-inch thick.  Cook patties over medium heat until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes on each side.

3. Serve patties on bun, pita, or sandwich thin (this is what I used).  Garnish with spinach leaves, cucumbers, and tomatoes.  Top with tzatziki sauce and serve.

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