on May 30, 2023
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If you think turkey burgers are dry and bland, it’s time to try this juicy burger recipe. Here, I’ve added creamy feta and refreshing dill directly into the patties, giving it wonderful Greek flavors and plenty of moisture. Some optional but delicious toppings include my Pickled Onions Recipe and The Most Delicious Tzatziki. Although this recipe is not authentic or common in Greece, I use ingredients like dill, feta, and oregano which are all Greek staples. These juicy patties will make you feel like you’re on a Greek vacation, so trust me and double the recipe!
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These burgers are perfect for meal prep: the meat mixture can be kept in the fridge for a day or two and there are many ways to enjoy these burgers that do not involve a burger bun. I like to enjoy my burgers on their own or with a side of fluffy rice, tzatziki, and veggies or salad. For a low-carb option, you can sandwich the burger patties between two thick slices of tomato or even slices of grilled veggies, such as eggplant.
I like to use my easy homemade Italian Breadcrumbs (tap to see the recipe) to help bind the burgers, but feel free to use store-bought breadcrumbs.
- 1 pound (450 grams) ground turkey (or any ground meat)
- 1 large egg, whisked
- ½ tablespoon dry oregano
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ⅓ cup Italian breadcrumbs
- handful of finely chopped dill (about 1/4 cup) , (or basil or your favorite fresh herb)
- crumbled feta, measured with your heart
- oil for forming the patties and the grill
- burger buns , (I like Brioche buns)
- toppings, such as mayo, ketchup, tzatziki, lettuce, onions, cheese etc.
- Add the ground meat to a large bowl. Add in the egg, salt to taste, the oregano, black pepper, garlic, breadcrumbs, and dill. Mix well with clean hands. Add in the feta and mix again.
- Cover the meat mixture and let it set in the fridge. This step is needed so the meat can firm up. I leave it in the fridge for about 1 hour but you can also do this overnight.
- When the meat has set, remove it from the fridge and divide it into 4 equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc, making sure it's even all through out.
- Gently press down the middle of each patty (this helps them cook evenly).
- Preheat the barbecue to 450F (making sure to oil the grill) and cook the patties for 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165F. I like to open and close the lid to check on them every 2 minutes.
- Note: You can make them in the air fryer or on the stovetop, in a pan, as well.
- When the burgers are done, enjoy them as-is with sides such as steamed rice, raw, grilled, or roasted veggies, salads, dips, etc. or in between a burger bun with your favorite toppings.
- I added tzatziki to my bun with pickled onions and lettuce but feel free to use anything you like. Enjoy!