Recipe: Greek Turkey Burgers

by Cate on August 19, 2013


When I made these Greek Turkey Burgers for dinner last week, Nick took one or two bites and promptly told me he didn’t like them. I swore up and down that I had made these before and he loved them, and came here to look up the post so I could prove it to him.

And, unfortunately, it looks like he was right.

I know I have made a million and one turkey burger recipes before, but the last one that he loved turned out to be the Thai Turkey Burgers from a few months ago.

Which basically means this wasn’t his most favorite dinner ever.

But also that I hadn’t yet shared the recipe here.

And since *I* happened to really like the burgers, I’m sharing.

(For the record, his objection is the feta. No matter how much I think he should love it as much as I do, he doesn’t).

Turkey burgers are a great go-to when you’re looking to satisfy a burger craving, but you don’t quite want all the fat that a “regular” burger might deliver. And this one? Where some vegetables are snuck in? All the better.

The roasted red peppers bits really help deliver moistness, which is a key to having a flavorful turkey burger, and I promise you, you won’t even know the spinach is there if you’re anti-spinach (so, sneaky vitamins!). And the feta? Well, that just puts it over the top, in my opinion. It gives the burger that nice strong tang that helps it pack a serious flavor punch. If you don’t like feta, substitute your favorite cheese in its place.

Serve it up with a side of roasted vegetables and you have a pretty awesome, complete, healthy Greek-inspired meal that is perfect for summer time … or any time.

Although I’m currently not eating carbs, this would be amazeballs with sliced avocado, a runny egg, and a nice crusty bun.

Making my mouth water just thinking about it.

Make it, you won’t be disappointed.

*If you happen to be on TSFL, this is totally approved.

Tomorrow? A visit to the air show.

My Big (Skinny) Greek Turkey Burgers
Recipe from Sandy’s Kitchen Adventures

7 oz raw, ground turkey, 85%-94% lean
1 oz reduced fat feta cheese
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped
Place turkey, feta, red pepper, spinach and seasonings into a mixing bowl. Mix until just combined. Form patties and cook however you like to cook burgers. Grill (indoor or out), cook in hot skillet, or broil under broiler. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until an internal thermometer has reached 165 degrees.
*This recipe is for one serving.
**Just realized I didn’t add the garlic powder or the salt, and it was a-ok without it.

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Joanne August 20, 2013 at 6:23 am

Doesn’t like feta?!? That’s okay….neither does The.Boy. But I keep shoving it down his throat in the hopes that one day he’ll learn to like it!
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paula August 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I really don’t care for ground turkey that much. But this recipe would be awesome with ground chicken.


Meg August 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Oooh, these sound so delicious. I love opting for ground turkey instead of beef but am often clueless as to what to make with it — so thank you! I’m always psyched to add more ground turkey recipes to my repertoire!
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Melanie September 11, 2013 at 9:50 am

OMG, I just made these with ground lamb and it was -by far- the best burger I have ever had!!! Thanks for sharing!


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