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Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 30 mins
Yield

4 servings

A simple yogurt-based sauce and a rich feta-and-spice stuffing makes these turkey burgers stand out above the rest. Pair with sautéed zucchini.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns

Nutrition Information

  • calories 386
  • fat 13.7 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 4.3 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 30.2 g
  • carbohydrate 34 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 109 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 897 mg
  • calcium 198 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients. Divide mixture into four portions. Indent center of each portion; place 1 1/2 tablespoons feta into each. Fold turkey mixture around cheese; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

  2. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side.

  3. Combine cucumber, yogurt, and mint in a small bowl. Arrange 1 turkey patty, 1 tomato slice, 1 lettuce leaf, and 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on bottom half of each roll. Top with top halves of rolls.

  4. Sautéed zucchini: Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups sliced zucchini and 2 minced garlic cloves; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.