Greek Turkey Burgers

I had so many requests to share this Greek Turkey burger recipe.  A reader sent me a message saying her family loves Greek Turkey burgers and I should try them out.  So I did a little researching on Pinterest and came up with this recipe.  They could not be easier to make and they are full of flavor and healthy!  You can easily make these ahead and just cook before dinner.  I have a charcoal grill but I really don’t know how to use it so I cooked these in a cast iron skillet and they turned out great.  I think they would be awesome grilled too.  I served mine over a bed of lettuce with store bought tzatziki and a tomato cucumber feta salad.  It is the perfect light yet filling meal!  Enjoy!

I know many of you always ask if the kids eat what I cook and the answer is always yes.  I don’t cook them a different meal but I do sometimes plate it differently than mine.  If you guys want I can start showing what I cook and how the kids eat it.  For this meal I clearly ate my burger bunless but I used slider buns and added a little cheese to theirs.  They also had oranges and roasted zucchini.

G R E E K  T U R K E Y  B U R G E R S

adapted via Budget bytes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. ground turkey 
  •  1/3 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes 
  • 1/4 medium red onion diced
  • 4 oz. frozen spinach , thawed
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1 clove minced garlic 
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs 
  • 1 large egg 
  • Tzatziki store bought or homemade
  • slider buns optional
  • Tomato Cucumber Salad- see recipe below
  1. Thaw the frozen spinach and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Roughly chop the spinach to prevent long stringy pieces. Also chop the sun dried tomatoes and 1/4 of the red onion.
  2. In a bowl combine the ground turkey with the spinach, sun dried tomatoes, red onion, feta, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, dried oregano, egg, bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp of salt and some freshly ground pepper. Stir everything until it is evenly combined. Shape the mixture into 6-7 patties.
  3. Cook the burgers on a grill a non-stick skillet or over open flame.  I cooked mine about 7 minutes per side  and then I placed the entire cast iron skillet in the oven at 350 degrees and baked about 15 minutes to make sure the insides were cooked.

T O M A T O  C U C U M B E R  S A L A D 

1 small english cucumber halved and diced

1 pint cherry tomatoes halved

1/2 red onion thinly sliced

1/2 cup feta cheese

Garlic Expressions dressings or any Greek Viniagrette

Toss all together and drizzle with dressing.   Best served room temperature.

 

9 Comments

  1. May 22, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    These look delicious! I have been loving all things Greek lately.

  2. Lizzi
    May 22, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Yes please show your kiddos’ meals. We are in a serious rut right now, and my three-year old barely eats dinner. She has me convinced that I am a terrible cook!!

  3. Angie Clark
    May 22, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Definitely would love to see how you do your kids meal.

  4. Liz
    May 22, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Yumm! Looks so so good! We ate dry turkey burgers last night – womp. Am bookmarking this for next time!

  5. May 23, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    YUM! I’ve had a Mediterranean Turkey Burger recipe for years, but I love that you added sundried tomatoes in there! Delish as always! I’m definitely making that salad next time, too!

  6. May 23, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I love seeing the adult & kid version! I totally agree with the same food and I too plate it a little differently. Raw greens seem like a hard thing for my toddler to spear with a fork and then chew. Well done!

  7. Gia M
    May 29, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Thank you for this great recipe Natalie! They were a hit MDW! I did substitute the sundried tomatoes with kalamata olives! So yummy! Love your recipe posts!

  8. April
    May 29, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    These turned out SOOOOO good! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  9. Kelly
    June 2, 2018 / 12:24 am

    I added some TJ’s couscous to the tomato/cucumber salad and it was

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