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Greek Turkey Burgers

Last updated on September 5th, 2019 at 12:31 pm

These moist and juicy Greek turkey burgers are a great choice if you are looking for a leaner, healthier option to a traditional burger. Bursting with Greek flavours like feta, mint and lemon, these burgers are topped with our easy cool and creamy homemade tzatziki that brings the whole burger together.

Greek Turkey Burgers

Turkey isn’t just for Christmas time. We think it’s a great choice when trying to make healthier versions of your favourite meals, because it’s such a lean meat but it has a tonne of flavour. Turkey mince makes great burgers because it doesn’t get too dry like chicken mince can. It pairs beautifully with these Greek flavours and there is even some veggies hidden in them too.

We are in full-on burger mode at the moment and we have plenty of burger recipes to keep you going through the summer and these would be great thrown on the BBQ. Burgers get a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but it’s really easy to make a lighter version – it’s all about the flavours.

Greek Flavours

As these are Greek burgers, there were certain ingredients that were a must and feta is one of them. Crumbling some feta in to the burger patties keeps them extra juicy and adds a lovely creamy and slightly salty flavour.

You get a real burst of lemon when biting in to these burgers too, which is something I love about Greek food. The lemon helps to keep them nice and light and fresh tasting too. Greek cuisine is all about the herbs as well, so you will find fresh mint and parsley the stars of the show there.

Can You Make Them in Advance?

You can form the burger patties in advance then them keep them in the fridge until you are ready to cook. They would be good in the fridge for about 24 hours. The tzatziki can be made in advance too, so then all you have to do is cook the burgers and pile everything up.

What To Serve These Burgers With

Tzatziki is a must! Use our really easy Homemade Tzatziki Recipe to top these burgers with and then you can add some lettuce, red onion and some extra feta when serving them in a bun. As for a side, we ate them with some vegetable crisps. But why not try our Baked Polenta Fries or Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

We served ours in a ciabatta bun, but you could serve them in a pita bread to keep it Greek.

Can You Freeze Them?

Yes, you can freeze these burgers. Put them on a tray and freeze them. Once they are fully frozen, you can stack them with baking paper between them and then put in a freezer bag. Once fully defrosted, they can be cooked as normal.

How To Make Greek Turkey Burgers – Step by Step:


One: Put the turkey mince, feta, onion, spinach, garlic, lemon zest, mint, parsley and oregano in to a large bowl.

Two: Using your hands, mix it all together.

Three: Form the mixture in to 2 burger patties and then put in the fridge for 30 minutes. Four: Put them under the grill for 15 minutes, turning half way through. Serve on ciabatta rolls with lettuce, red onion rings, tzatziki and extra feta.

Other Greek Recipes To Try:

Greek Hummus Flatbreads How To Make Tzatziki Traditional Greek Roasted Vegetables Greek Pasta Salad Greek Lamb Tray Bake Orange and Honey Cake with Pistachios Greek Chicken Skewers

Some extra tips for these Greek Turkey Burgers:

  1. Make sure the turkey you get isn’t too lean. It needs some fat in it to stop thee burgers from getting dry.

  2. For some extra Mediterranean flavour, add some chopped sun dried tomatoes in to the burger mixture.

  3. We served our burgers in ciabatta rolls, however you could serve them in pita breads to keep it Greek.

  4. Put the burgers in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking so they firm up and hold together when grilling (especially important if you are cooking them on the BBQ).

  5. To form the patties, use cold, slightly wet hands – this will stop the mince sticking to your hands.

  6. If you have a probe thermometer, the cooked internal temperature of turkey mince should be 165F/74CDo you want to be kept up to date on more delicious posts like these Turkey Burgers? Please subscribe to the blog mailing list (it takes 30 seconds). Click here to sign up.

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Greek Turkey Burgers

Turkeys aren't just for Christmas! These Greek turkey burgers are a great option if you are looking for a leaner, healthier option to a traditional burger.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Chilling time30 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Greek

Keyword: feta burger, greek burger, greek recipe, healthy burger, healthy takeaway

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 375kcal

Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  1. 200 g turkey mince

  2. 40 g feta cheese crumbled

  3. 0.5 red onion finely chopped

  4. 30 g fresh spinach finely chopped

  5. 2 garlic clove crushed

  6. 2 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped

  7. 0.5 lemon (zest only)

  8. 2 tbsp fresh parsley

  9. 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper

  10. 4 tbsp tzatziki

  11. 2 ciabatta roll

UK measures - US measures

Instructions

Put the British turkey mince, feta, onion, spinach, garlic, lemon zest, mint, parsley and oregano in to a large bowl.

Using your hands, mix it all together.

Form the mixture in to 2 burger patties and then put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Put them under the grill for 15 minutes, turning half way through. Serve on ciabatta rolls with lettuce, red onion rings, tzatziki and extra feta.

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Notes

  1. Make sure the turkey you get isn't too lean. It needs some fat in it to stop thee burgers from getting dry.

  2. For some extra Mediterranean flavour, add some chopped sun dried tomatoes in to the burger mixture.

  3. We served our burgers in ciabatta rolls, however you could serve them in pita breads to keep it Greek.

  4. Put the burgers in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking so they firm up and hold together when grilling (especially important if you are cooking them on the BBQ).

  5. To form the patties, use cold, slightly wet hands - this will stop the mince sticking to your hands.

  6. If you have a probe thermometer, the cooked internal temperature of turkey mince should be 165F/74C

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2050IU | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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