Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Greek Turkey Burgers

Isn't it interesting how certain holidays and celebrations are always paired with certain foods?  Although  you can have an array of foods ready to be devoured during a celebration, there are certain dishes that must be present no matter what. For example, birthdays get cakes, Thanksgiving gets turkey, and Cinco de Mayo gets beer. Let's face it, rules are rules, and traditions are traditions.
So you'll agree that it's not too surprising to go to a 4th a July party and be greeted with a grill filled with burgers and hot dogs. In fact, it would be quite surprising not to see those staples. Burgers are great, but who doesn't appreciate slight variations here and there?
These turkey burgers are a great variation to the old 4th of July burger. They're fresh, different, and delicious! Give them a try and start your own traditions!

Let's begin!!


Burgers (makes 6-8)
  • 1.25 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onioin
  • 2 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cucumber
  • red onion, sliced
  • cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
  • hamburger buns/pita bread/French bread...your choice!
Tip: If you buy sun-dried tomatoes that are packed in oil, lay them on a paper towel before chopping


In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce. Mix well and leave in the fridge while preparing theburgers

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the burgers

Wash your hands and start mixing!

Add olive oil to a pan and turn up to medium-low heat. Shape the patties between your hands and lay them flat in the pan
Turn heat to medium-low and cook covered for 5 minutes
Flip and cook another 5 minutes. Remove the lid and increase heat to medium
Cook until brown on both sides
If you choose to add cheese on top, place the slice on the burger and cover the lid, cooking on low for 1-2 more minutes or until the cheese is melted

Assemble burgers on any type of bread you choose and enjoy!

Tip: Individually wrap any leftover patties and freeze to enjoy later!

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