Greek Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki

Greek Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, February 2018

Creamy tzatziki and crisp sliced cucumber add a refreshing twist to this easy Greek-inspired burger recipe loaded with feta, spinach and Mediterranean spices. No tzatziki? No problem! Make your own at home by combining plain Greek yogurt with a squeeze of lemon, dill and finely chopped cucumber.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 small hamburger buns, preferably whole-wheat, split
  • 4 tablespoons tzatziki
  • 12 slices cucumber
  • 8 thick rings red onion (about ¼-inch)

Preparation

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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the patties until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165°F.) Assemble the burgers on the buns, topping each with 1 tablespoon tzatziki, 3 cucumber slices and 2 onion rings.
  • To make ahead: Prepare patties, wrap individually and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  • Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 376 calories; 17 g fat(6 g sat); 5 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 89 mcg folate; 103 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 4,775 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 234 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 677 mg sodium; 586 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (96% daily value), Calcium (23% dv), Folate (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3 medium-fat protein, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

Reviews 4

March 13, 2018
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By: Katie Lambert
Awesome burger!!
March 12, 2018
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By: Julie
These were fantastic! I will definitely make them again. I didn't make the tzatziki but I did mix grated cucumber and finely chopped red onion in mayo and it was delicious with the burgers.
March 04, 2018
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By: eam19
Thank you for this incredible recipe! I used lean ground chicken in place of turkey because it's what I had on hand. These burgers are absolutely amazing! Flavorful, tender, and satisfying. My family looks forward to enjoying them again very soon. Thank you!
February 16, 2018
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By: RiddleySchirm
yum yum yum! i made these on my grill pan but will definitely make them on the grill when warmer weather comes :)
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