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Greek turkey burger

 

There are always new recipes that come out for burgers and thus, always the search for the perfect one. I’ve done an Italian sausage burger for this blog already so today I made a Greek turkey burger. There recently has been a request for healthy foods at my work so this is a great healthier version of classic burgers. 

greek turkey burger

greek turkey burger

Greek turkey burger
Serves 4
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
446 calories
23 g
137 g
23 g
39 g
8 g
341 g
536 g
12 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
341g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446
Calories from Fat 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
36%
Saturated Fat 8g
39%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 137mg
46%
Sodium 536mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 12g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A
172%
Vitamin C
57%
Calcium
35%
Iron
33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  2. 1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
  3. 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  4. 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
  5. 1 tsp oregano
  6. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  7. salt and pepper
  8. buns
  9. spinach
  10. Tzatziki
For tzatziki
  1. 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
  2. juice of 1/2 a medium lemon
  3. 1 medium cucumber, peeled
  4. 1 large clove garlic, minced
  5. garlic salt, to taste
  6. cracked black pepper, to taste
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calories
446
fat
23g
protein
39g
carbs
23g
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For complete recipe visit The Novice Chef Blog

 

**Helpful tips and common mistakes

As far as burgers go, this is yet another simple one. If the sun-dried tomatoes are packed in oil, make sure to drain them before combining it with the turkey. The ground turkey is already moist so you don’t even need a binder to hold the patties together. 
 
Look at the colors of the ingredients! Beautiful!
 
greek turkey burger prep
 
Make sure you taste the burgers before you start making all the patties. Form a small patty and cook to see if you need more seasoning. I substituted the garlic powder with fresh minced garlic.
 
I usually grill my burgers but because it’s an indoor grill, the kitchen becomes extremely smokey. To avoid this, I just chose to cook the burgers in the oven, 350 for 10 minutes and finish by broiling for 1 minute. 
 
greek turkey burger
 
For the tzatziki, Greek yogurt is a great choice because of its thick consistency. I’ve made tzatziki before with plain nonfat yogurt and it became very runny from the  water in the cucumbers (even after you squeeze the excess water out). Full fat yogurt works better because it’s thicker but Greek yogurt is the best choice. I omitted the minced garlic in this because people here complain about garlic breath, but kept the garlic salt. Although dill is not listed as an ingredient for the tzatziki, I added in the fresh herb because I just can’t imagine a complete tzatziki without it.
 
This is my second time making this burger; people raved about how delicious these were, influencing me to make them again. The patties are incredibly juicy and moist with some tang from the sun-dried tomatoes. The tzatziki also gives a tartness and refreshing quality to the burger. I added sliced tomatoes as well. Healthy and delicious, what more can you ask for?
 
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1 comment

  1. megan @ whatmegansmaking 08/01/2012 at 2:46 pm Reply

    This sounds so good and full of flavor! What a good idea for a burger :)

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