Turkey Feta Burgers Recipe

Feb 4, 2014 3:00 pm

Cook up this healthy burger alternative in minutes

Photo: Kate Sears
Photo: Kate Sears
Feta, yogurt, whole wheat pita and tomatoes give a Mediterranean accent to these turkey burgers.
 

Looking for a healthier burger alternative for lunch or dinner? By using ground turkey and switching up your usual burger game for something packed with fiber, vegetables, protein and calcium, you don't have to feel guilty about chowing down. Maybe even casually slip another onto your plate. It's good for you. You can easily fire these off on a grill pan or cast-iron skillet if your barbecue is hibernating.

Reprinted with permission from 7 Years Younger: The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet

Servings: 4

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 green onions, green and white parts separated and thinly sliced
1/2 cup packed finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 1/2 ounces Feta cheese, finely crumbled
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
Salt and pepper
4 whole wheat pitas
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
Directions: 
  1. Prepare outdoor grill for covered direct grilling on medium.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup yogurt and oil. Stir in white parts of
 green onions and half of chopped mint.
  3. In large bowl, with hands, combine turkey, feta, coriander, 1/8 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper, green parts of green onions, remaining mint and remaining yogurt. Mix well, then form into four 4 1/2-inch round patties (each about 1/2-inch thick).
  4. Place patties on hot grill grate; cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until meat loses its pink color throughout, turning once. (Burgers should reach an internal temperature of 160°F.) During last 2 minutes of cooking, warm pitas on grill, turning once. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Open pitas. Divide burgers, tomato slices, lettuce and yogurt sauce among pitas.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Moderate
Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
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