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.
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
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
How to Make It
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.
Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side.
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.
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.
These burgers were very good. My whole family enjoyed them. I followed the recipe exactly as written and served the burgers with the zucchini. I didn't think they were dried out at all. Next time I make them I will cook them on the grill.
The hamburgers were delicious! We cooked patties on cast iron skillet. Made turkey mixture/patties ahead of time. Could serve for special occasion for outdoor eating ~ we'll have again. I made 2 lbs and added about 1/4th lbs of ground beef. Served with the recommended zucchini.
Very tasty! Liked that you didnt have to add any oils, mayos, etc. The herb and cheese combo are more than enough flavor. First time I didnt make the cucumber spread and they were still tasty, however they are that much better with the spread.
These were so easy and tasted great! The lemon zest really adds to the flavor of the turkey. I did not have any trouble with it being too dry. I would suggest watching a tutorial on stuffing the cheese because I did have some trouble keeping the turkey together. I had some Greek yogurt sauce already pre-made so I used that, and it was great!
These were VERY good. I was worried about the burgers being dry since I was using lean turkey, so I added a beaten egg white to the mix and they were not dry at all (in fact, they may have been too moist). I also mixed the feta into the turkey mixture which worked well. We made four patties,ate two and froze too. I'm not a lamb fan, but I may try these with ground chicken.
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