Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Greek Turkey Burgers

I had been wanting to make Greek Turkey Burgers forever, so I finally mustered up the effort to make them a little while ago and they have now earned their place on my list of favorite meals. This is a really easy, delicious and pretty healthy meal that you can easily tweak to your personal tastes.

Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients
1 package of Turkey meat (Serves 4)
1 cup crumbled feta
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt (I just used an individual serving)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 tsp of Greek Seasoning
1/4 cup finely chopped/minced red onion
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs (this will help the burgers not be as sticky before cooking and make them easier to handle, however I usually leave this part out)
1 Cup Tzatziki

(you can also just use Greek seasoning in place of the herbs)

Directions
1. Mixed together all of the ingredients above and form into patties
2. Either on a grill, pan, etc. cook on each side for about 5-6 minutes on medium or until internal temperature is about 160 degrees F
3. Put on burger and add a generous spoonful of Tzatziki Sauce.

I have not quite mastered Tzatziki and I am lazy so I usually just put minced onions (1 Tbsp), chopped cucumbers (2Tbsp) and lemon juice (~1 Tbsp) and mixed it with a individual serving of Greek yogurt. It was super tasty/quick/easy but not super authentic.

Tips/Comments
-My mom and I both love these. I often make a big batch for lunches for the week and eat them over salad with Tzatziki. They reheat great!
-I used to nanny and make dinner for the family once a week. To make these more kid friendly, I mixed everything together except for the onions and cheese. Then I divided the meat, put the onions and feta in the adults and just put cheddar in the kids (they were super picky) and everyone was happy.

6 comments:

  1. You did a great job on this. Sometimes people try to include too many flavors to turkey, but these are spot on. Tzatziki sauce is a wonderful pairing and I like the touch of dill in the burgers. Unique and tasty-well done!

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  2. You did a great job on this. Sometimes people try to include too many flavors to turkey, but these are spot on. Tzatziki sauce is a wonderful pairing and I like the touch of dill in the burgers. Unique and tasty-well done!

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  3. I was just replying to your comment on my site about the greek turkey burgers. I was saying that I top mine with tzatziki. Apparently, you do too. Great minds think alike. This burger looks awesome.

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  4. Delicious. I love greek flavors, and I can only imagine how great they would taste in a burger. Will be making this soon!

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  5. loved the greek burger only thing i didnt like was i got a baby one :( is there a greek burger restaurant?

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