Greek Inspired Turkey Burgers

I will gladly choose a turkey burger over a beef burger any day!  I also love unique twists to a burger and browsing the Whole Foods counter is quite inspiring and where the idea for this recipe was born.  During the summer months I like to prepare the burger patties ahead of time in the morning so dinner is a snap to throw together.

Turkey burgers are a little more challenging to cook since the fat content is much lower (if using lean turkey) and that means they are prone to being on the dry side, even if overcooked ever so slightly.  To combat the dryness, yogurt has been added to this recipe to add a little moisture so it is a little more forgiving.

 
Why Healthy

  • Lean ground turkey gives this burger a much healthier nutrition profile than a traditional beef burger.

 

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Greek Inspired Turkey Burgers

Yogurt is added to these Greek burgers to keep them nice and moist.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Ingredients:

1 Pound Lean Ground Turkey
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Reduced Fat Feta Cheese Crumbled
Cup Pitted Kalamata Olives, Chopped
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
2 Tablespoons Flat leaf parsley, Chopped Fine
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
Freshly Ground Pepper and Salt To taste
Serve On Whole Wheat Buns, Whole Wheat Halves or Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins.

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Gently form into burger patties. (This will make 4-5 patties.)
Refrigerate until ready to cook.
Grease the grates of the grill and grill the burgers 5-7 minutes per side, until cooked through, turning once.
Alternatively, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Coat the pan with cooking spray and add patties; cooking 5 minutes on each side or until done.

 

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