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.
Servings: 4 people
- 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
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!
- 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!