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Turkey Burgers (without the blah!)

21. August 2013

Planning a backyard barbecue bash? Break out the burgers…just make sure you have an option for your beef-less friends!

Turkey burgers are a great, healthful alternative to beef, but frankly, they can be a bit bland. Even worse, the so-called “better” burgers are often so full of bread and other binders, you can end up loading up on carbs and empty calories rather than enjoying a healthy, high-protein, low-fat meal.

I find most prepared burgers disappointing, so I’ve been on the lookout for a turkey burger recipe I can make at home that’s healthy, delicious and not the least bit boring! The winner? A boffo burger with a little Greek influence. I tried it out on husband, Tom and got a big “thumbs-up!” Let me know what you think.

CAROL’S TASTY TURKEY BURGER
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Serves 4

¼ c. 2% plain Greek-style yogurt
2 Tbsp. chopped scallions
2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 lb ground organic turkey breast
¼ c coarsely chopped pitted green olives
2 oz feta, crumbled
1 tsp. Greek seasoning
4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
4 sm leaves butter lettuce
8 sm slices tomato
8 thin slices red onion

1. Stir together yogurt, scallions, and 2 tsp of the lemon juice in small bowl. Set aside.
2. Mix together turkey, olives, feta, Greek seasoning and remaining 2 Tbsp lemon juice until just combined. Form into 4 patties.
3. Prepare lightly oiled grill for medium heat. Grill patties, turning until golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature 165 degrees F), about 12 minutes
4. Serve burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion and yogurt sauce.
 

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Turkey Burgers (without the blah!)

 

Planning a backyard barbecue bash?  Break out the burgers…just make sure you have an option for your beef-less friends! 

 

Turkey burgers are a great, healthful alternative to beef, but frankly, they can be a bit bland.  Even worse, the so-called “better” burgers are often so full of bread and other binders, you can end up loading up on carbs and empty calories rather than enjoying a healthy, high-protein, low-fat meal.

 

I find most prepared burgers disappointing, so I’ve been on the lookout for a turkey burger recipe I can make at home that’s healthy, delicious and not the least bit boring!  The winner? A boffo burger with a little Greek influence.  I tried it out on husband, Tom and got a big “thumbs-up!” Let me know what you think.

 

CAROL’S TASTY TURKEY BURGER

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves 4

 

¼ c. 2% plain Greek-style yogurt

2 Tbsp. chopped scallions

2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1 lb ground organic turkey breast

¼ c coarsely chopped pitted green olives

2 oz feta, crumbled

1 tsp. Greek seasoning

4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

4 sm leaves butter lettuce

8 sm slices tomato

8 thin slices red onion

 

  1. Stir together yogurt, scallions, and 2 tsp of the lemon juice in small bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Mix together turkey, olives, feta, Greek seasoning and remaining 2 Tbsp lemon juice until just combined.  Form into 4 patties.
  3. Prepare lightly oiled grill for medium heat.  Grill patties, turning until golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature 165 degrees F), about 12 minutes
  4. Serve burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion and yogurt sauce.