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Greek Turkey Burgers

These flavor-packed Greek Turkey Burgers are easy, healthy, and super delicious. It's an easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Burgers
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek turkey burgers, turkey burgers
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tania

Ingredients

Turkey Patties:

  • 1 pound ground turkey (85% lean, 15% fat)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil for pan

Buns and toppings:

  • 4 burger buns (I like using brioche buns)
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Tomato slices
  • Cucumbers slices
  • Onion slices
  • Crumbled feta
  • Greens

Instructions

  • Make the the tzatziki sauce per the recipe link instructions.
  • Form the turkey patties: In a large bowl combine all the turkey ingredients, and mix until evenly combined. Evenly divide into four 1/2 inch thick patties. Tips: 1) Do not overmix or the patties will turn out tough. 2) Form the patties a little bit bigger than the buns since these will shrink somewhile cooking.
  • Heat some olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) on a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the turkey burger patties until they reach 165 degrees F in the center, about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Build the burgers on the brioche buns along with the toppings. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Special equipment: large non-stick skillet.
  • Turkey patties: Don't over-mix the turkey patties. Over-mixing results in a tough texture. Also don't make them too thick, 1/2 inch is perfect.
  • Make-ahead turkey patties: Uncooked turkey patties can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Store each patty in between parchment paper.
  • Freezing uncooked turkey patties: Freeze the patties on a baking sheet until they harden. Then transfer to freezer-safe bags and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day.
  • Make-ahead tzatziki sauce: It's best if you make it up to 1 day in advance for freshness and flavor. It starts tasting a bit sour if kept for too long.
  • Grilling? Absolutely! Feel free to cook the turkey burgers on the grill!