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.
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. 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 weather 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 Note: If you buy the sundried tomatoes in the jar, make sure and squeeze out the excess oil using a paper towel.
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
Tzatziki (recipe to follow) and additional Spinach Leaves for topping!
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
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.
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.