Greek Turkey Burger

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Add'l Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins

This healthy Greek Turkey Burger is topped with a homemade tzatziki sauce recipe and is absolutely delicious! This easy turkey burger is can be grilled, cooked on the stove, or broiled in the oven!

Looking for more recipes with Greek flavor? Try putting the homemade tzatziki sauce on these Tuna Cakes or use with this Chicken Souvlaki Gyros With Tzatziki recipe.

Easy Greek Burger Recipe

Healthy Greek Turkey Burger

I am so lucky to be married. No, please don’t leave! This isn’t one of those times when a married girl rubs it in your face that she is married and feels bad for single people or any of that crap. Actually it’s the one where I confess how weird I am now. I was pretty young when the cradle robber Jorge and I got married and I hadn’t settled into all the weird things that people start doing as they get older. Today I had one of those moments where I thought, Thank God I am married…because if I was single now I don’t think anyone would be buying the cow…wait milk? Err whatever, either way I am thankful that I didn’t start settling into my own kind of freak until after I became legally entitled to half of the assets married.

You see, I found myself in our giant roman tub (LOVE IT) filled to the top with scalding hot water. I like it so hot that my skin is all red and it’s almost like giving yourself a steam session. Anyways so super hot water…and I was eating a popsicle. Now if that wasn’t weird enough, I also was watching Big Love. Yup, that’s right. I was in a scalding hot bath, eating my favorite Caramel Truffle Skinny Cow popsicle, watching a show about polygamists, at 2 in the afternoon. Don’t even try to understand, because even I don’t.

Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe

I Made Some Delicious Changes To This Greek Turkey Burger Recipe 

But if that were the only thing I do, it probably wouldn’t be that bad. But…I also tend to babytalk to my animals, eat sour cream straight out of the tub, and have never learned to leave well enough alone. That last one can get me in trouble…a lot. I recently ran across this recipe for burgers that I had bookmarked for quite a while. They seem like perfectly delicious burgers…but my brain couldn’t just leave them like they were.

You’ll Love The Homemade Tzatziki On This Turkey Burger

First I figured they needed some oregano mixed in. And then instead of not topping them with anything like Erin suggested…I wanted to top them with tzatziki! Because really, when is something not better with tzatziki? And whether my problem with leaving well enough alone is a good or bad thing…in this case it was an awesome thing. Topping these burgers with a dollop of tzatziki was a perfect combination. And of course to keep them ass friendly we used those new sandwich rounds instead of regular buns! 🙂

Greek Turkey Burgers Recipe

Yield: 4 burgers

Greek Turkey Burger

Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce

These healthy Greek Turkey Burgers are topped with a delicious homemade tzatziki sauce. This easy turkey burger recipe can be grilled, cooked on the stove, or broiled in the oven!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes

Ingredients

For Greek Turkey Burgers:

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 Cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1/4 Cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Buns
  • Tzatziki (recipe to follow) and additional Spinach Leaves for topping!

For Tzatziki:

  • 6 oz fat free Greek Yogurt
  • juice of 1/2 of a medium lemon
  • 1 med cucumber, peeled
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Garlic Salt, to taste
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

For Greek Turkey Burgers:

Place turkey, feta, sun dried tomato, spinach and seasonings into a mixing bowl. Mix until just combined.

Form patties and place onto a cookie sheet. Once all are formed, cook however you like to cook burgers.

Grill (indoor or out), cook in hot skillet, or broil under broiler. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until an internal thermometer has reached 165 degrees. Garnish with Tzatziki and additional spinach leaves.

For Tzatziki:

Slice cucumber in half, length wise. Using a spoon, scrape out seeds. Finely shred cucumber and place in paper towels and squeeze out extra moisture.

Then combine Greek yogurt, lemon juice, shredded cucumber, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper. Refrigerate in an air tight container for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Recipe Note: If you buy the sundried tomatoes in the jar, make sure and squeeze out the excess oil using a paper towel.

Burger adapted from: Erin's Food Files originally from Picky PalateTzatziki a Novice Chef Blog Original

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 556mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 48g

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I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.
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