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Greek Turkey Burgers

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Greek Turkey Burgers

Greek Turkey Burgers

Jessica Braider
The feta and parsley in these turkey burgers elevates them from a regular burger to a special meal. No toppings or buns are necessary because the patties are so flavorful on their own, but if you want them, of course, feel free!
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (for moister burgers, don’t use extra lean) or chicken
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano or use Greek seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt-free lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat buns (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) optional
  • 4 leaves iceberg lettuce optional
  • 1 tomato sliced (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the turkey, parsley, oregano, and lemon pepper seasoning. Fold in the cheese.
  • Heat a large heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat until it is very hot, then add the oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Meanwhile, gently form the turkey mixture into 4 patties, about 1-inch thick, and season with a little coarse salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Add them to the skillet and brown the patties without moving them for about 4 minutes on the first side. (Alternatively, cook the burgers on a grill over medium heat for 5 - 7 minutes per side.)
  • Flip the patties and cook them for about 4 minutes on the second side.
  • After they are browned on the second side, reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover the skillet, and cook them for 6 - 10 more minutes (depending on desired doneness), flipping once.
  • While the burgers are cooking, lightly toast the buns (optional). Serve them immediately, topped with the lettuce and tomato, if desired, and condiments of your choice.

Notes

Do Ahead or Delegate: Chop the parsley, crumble the feta cheese if necessary and refrigerate, combine the burger ingredients and refrigerate, shape the burgers and refrigerate, slice the tomato if using.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, fresh or dried dill, garlic powder, and/or minced red onion to the burger mixture or squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the cooked burgers.
Tip: Always use tongs or spatulas to turn meat. This will prevent piercing the meat and will keep the juices inside.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 251, Total Fat: 17g, 26%; Saturated Fat: 6g, 28.5%; Cholesterol: 101mg, 33.5%; Sodium: 290mg, 12%; Total Carbohydrate: 1g, 0.5%; Dietary Fiber: 0g, 0%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 24g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Main Dish, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Sandwiches/Wraps, Spring, Summer, Winter
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