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A hand holding a Greek Turkey burger in a bun with sliced red onion and cucumbers
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Greek Turkey Burgers

Loaded with lemon, garlic and feta cheese, these Greek turkey burgers are juicy and delicious! Slather with tzatziki and top with red onion slices and cucumber for a lighter but delicious burger.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Calories: 462kcal

Ingredients

Greek Turkey Patties

  • 1 lb ground turkey (see note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (½ lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs

Burgers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  • ½ cup tzatziki
  • ½ long english cucumber (sliced)
  • ½ red onion (sliced thinly)

Instructions

Greek burger patties

  • In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, lemon zest, oregano, garlic, worcestershire sauce, feta cheese, salt, egg and breadcrumbs.
  • Using your hands or a fork, mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Divide the mixture into 4, and place ¼ of the mixture in the palm of your hand.
  • Using your other hand, work the mixture into a 3-4 inch diameter disk that has an even width across the burger. Do not exceed 1 inch in width.

To cook in the frying pan

  • Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat.
  • Carefully add the patties to the oil and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

To cook on the grill (see note 2)

  • Heat grill to 450°F. Grease the grill well with oil.
  • Carefully place the turkey burgers on the grill, and cook for 4 minutes per side. Work carefully as the patties are delicate when raw, but firm up when cooked.
  • Check with to ensure burgers have reached an internal temperature of 155°F.
  • Remove from grill and place on a clean plate. Cover with a bowl to rest for 5 minutes. Carry over cooking should help the burgers reach an internal temp of 165°F.

To serve

  • Top patties with tzatziki, cucumber and red onion slices and enjoy!

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Notes

1- avoid using lean ground turkey or ground turkey breast
2- if you plan on grilling the burgers, you may want to add an extra ¼ cup of breadcrumbs, which makes the patties less delicate
Storage
  • after forming the patties, you may store them in a covered dish in the fridge for up to 24 hours
  • after cooking the patties, you may store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months
  • raw patties may be frozen on a baking sheet, then transferred to a freezer bag, placing strips of parchment between the patties to keep them from sticking together
  • grill frozen patties for 20 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 3mg