Ground turkey can become boring if you don’t make it stand out. To give these Mediterranean Turkey Burgers a fun twist, I added fun ingredients to the burger patties for extra flavor and color. These juicy burgers are not served with ketchup or mustard. Instead, they get homemade lemon dill yogurt sauce and crunchy cucumber slices. These Mediterranean Turkey Burgers will change the way you eat burgers!

CAN THE TURKEYBURGERS BE GRILLED

These burgers can be grilled instead of being cooked in a skillet. You can use an outdoor grill or an indoor countertop grill like the George Foreman grill to make these burgers.

WHY 19 OZ. OF GROUND TURKEY?

Some brands sell ground turkey in 19 oz. I don’t know why. Packages are preferred over one-pound packs (if you’re in the industry and have any insight, please let us know). You can still make this recipe if you only have a 1-pound package of ground turkey. You don’t need to alter any of the ingredients. Just make four patties instead of five. They’ll have a lot more flavor.

MEDITERRANEAN TURKEYBURGERS: WHAT TO SERVE

I had half a cucumber and a red onion leftover from the recipe, so I made a small batch of my Superfresh Cucumber Salad. This is a great side dish to these burgers. These burgers can also be served with Mediterranean Coleslaw or Steak Fries, Mediterranean White Bean Salad or Quinoa Tabbouleh.

FRESH SPINACH – CAN I USE IT?

You can substitute fresh spinach for frozen in this recipe. To make it easier to combine with the meat, I recommend chopping the spinach into small pieces. To get rid of some water, you may want to saute the spinach in a skillet briefly. Once it’s seasoned, you will need about 1/4 cup.

MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY BURGERS

These Mediterranean Turkey Burgers are full of flavor and color thanks to the addition of spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Feta.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

LEMON DILL YOGURT SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt ($0.50)
  • 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice ($0.03)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried dill ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp salt ($0.02)

TURKEY BURGERS

  • 19 oz. Ground turkey* (3.89)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes ($0.83)
  • 1/4 cup minced red onions ($0.08)
  • 2 oz. 1 cup frozen spinach (if frozen) $0.25
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Feta ($0.57)
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano ($0.10)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 1 Tbsp of cooking oil ($0.04)

SERVING

  • 5 hamburger buns ($3.04)
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced ($0.75)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • First, make the lemon-dill yogurt sauce. Mix the Greek yogurt with lemon juice, garlic powder and dried dill. Season with salt. Keep in the refrigerator until ready for use
  • Make the turkey burger add-ins. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes finely, dice or mince the red onion and crumble the Feta. Thaw the frozen spinach and squeeze out all of its moisture (2 oz. It will yield approximately 1 cup and 1/4 cup when thawed and frozen.
  • Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, ground turkey, red onion, Feta, and spinach in a large bowl. Add garlic powder, salt, and dried Oregano. Combine all ingredients until well combined.
  • Make five patties from the turkey mixture by dividing them. They will cook faster if they are flatter and more wide than normal.
  • Heat 1/2 teaspoon of cooking oil on medium heat in a large skillet. When the oil is hot, add three turkey burgers to the skillet. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until they are browned and cooked through. Continue with the remaining cooking oil and the rest of your burger patties.
  • Smear some lemon dill yogurt sauce onto a bun to serve. Enjoy with a turkey burger and some cucumber slices.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 Burger Calories: 396.62 Kilocalories: 32.58 G Protein: 30.8 G Fat: 16.16g Sodium 602.96 mg Fiber 2.32 g

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