On Sunday, I tried out a new recipe that I found on SparkRecipes. The burger was super easy to make and totally delicious.
Sometimes, turkey dries out on the grill, but this burger was juicy and flavorful. The feta gave it a slightly salty tang and the mint was subtle, but refreshing.
Instead of putting it on a hamburger bun, I put it in a half a pita pocket with a little bit of tzatziki sauce and some sliced cucumbers. It tasted like a gyro. VERY YUMMY!
I highly recommend this recipe for anyone looking for a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional hamburgers. And do yourself a favor – use decent feta cheese. A lot of the feta in grocery stores, especially the non-brined or crumbled kind, is dried out salt-lick-worthy stuff that is barely recognizable as feta. We prefer Dodoni feta – a good true Greek feta.
Also, the instructions call for cooking the burgers in a skillet, but we grilled them. It’s summer. Why add heat to the house, especially if you live with a grill-aholic, like I do?
Καλή όρεξη![pron. Kali Sas Orexi / trans. Bon Appetit!]
Greek Turkey Burger
1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
1/4 c bread crumbs, plain
1/2 c feta cheese, crumbled
1 egg white
1 T mint, fresh, chopped
1 t oregano, dried
1/4 t black pepper
Directions: Mix all ingredients until just combined. Overworking the mixture can result in tough burgers. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium low heat. Divide the meat mixture into 4 round balls. Flatten the burgers with your hand and press your thumb in the center of each burger to keep the meat from rising too high as it cooks. Spray skillet. Cook the burgers about 5-6 minutes per side, flipping only once, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Nutritional Info (amt per serving): Calories: 252.1; Total Fat: 12.4 g; Cholesterol: 90.0 mg; Sodium: 538.2 mg; Total Carbs: 5.2 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g; Protein: 30.2 g
Our Rating*: 5 – Scrumptious /Company Worthy* Our Rating Scale = 1 (Yuck/Throw it Out Before we Throw it Up) to 5 (Scrumptious /Company-worthy) – Recipe Source: SparkRecipes =>Greek Turkey Burger (Chef Meg’s Makeover) – Image used under Creative Commons from Dan Harrelson.