Sunday, January 23, 2011

Greek Turkey Burger

Posted by Kimberly:

I recently signed up on a health and fitness website called Every day I receive 5 or 6 emails from them, and one of those emails is always a healthy recipe. Last week I received a recipe for a Greek Turkey Burger and thought it sounded good. I have eaten turkey burgers before but really wasn't that crazy about them. In fact, I had decided that I would never be able to eat anything but a regular hamburger. I kept thinking, though, that if I would mix something in with the meat, I might become a fan. My mom has been eating turkey burgers for a while now, so when they planned to visit this week, I thought I would give this recipe a try. Well, we both really, really liked them. The flavor was so good that I didn't miss the beef at all!

Greek Turkey Burger

1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey (I think that mine was actually 97% lean)

1/4 cup bread crumbs, plain (I substituted oatmeal)

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 egg white

1 tbsp. mint, fresh, chopped (I omitted this)

1 tsp. oregano, dried

1/4 tsp. black pepper

Mix all ingredients until just combined. Overworking the mixture can result in tough burgers. Divide the meat mixture into 4 round balls. Flatten the burgers with your hand and press your thumb in the center of each burger to keep the meat from rising too high as it cooks. (Oops! I forgot to tell my husband to put his thumb print in the center of them before he grilled them, but they worked just fine.)

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

well, now I'm curious. I may have to try them even tho my previous experiences with ground turkey weren't that great either!

Donna said...

I loved these burgers---I think you will, too. I don't think you'll even notice that it's turkey. These will probably be on my table sometime this week!!!!

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