Thursday, April 19, 2012

Grilled Feta Turkey Burgers

A few posts ago, I raved about my new found love of ground turkey when I made Turkey Meatloaf.  I decided to try another recipe and am happy to say that I now have TWO ground turkey recipes that I absolutely love!
Recently, I was having a craving for feta and decided to try to incorporate their great flavor in a burger.  This recipe is probably more of a Greek Burger because I decided to throw in some capers (you could sub kalamata olives, too) for another layer of flavor.  The result was fan-freaking-tastic!
If you’re not a fan of ground turkey (neither was I until now!), you could also use lean ground beef.  Either way, be sure that you are buying lean.  Remember that just because it’s ground turkey does not mean it’s lean.  Some ground turkey is much higher in fat that ground beef.  Check your labels!

1 lb Lean Ground Turkey (try to get at least 93% lean; 99% is the best!)
½ cup reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
4 T non-pareil capers
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp minced garlic
4 T fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained OR 1 cup fresh spinach,chopped
2 T chicken broth, reserved
Optional:Buns (or whole wheat pitas is a great option!)
Tzatziki Sauce
Preheat your grill to med/high.

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, except chicken broth.  If the meat mixture looks dry, try sprinkling a little bit of the chicken broth at a time until you get the right consistency.  You should be able to form a patty and not have it fall apart.

Form 4 patties (they will be large) and place on the hot grill.  Grill for approximately 7 minutes on each side, but make sure that the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees before taking them off the grill.

Slap some yummy Tzatziki Sauce on your rolls or right on top of the burger and EAT it up!

Just LOOK at all of that delicious goodness inside!!  These babies are DE- LISH…If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sad when they’re gone…sniff.

Serves 4 (1 serving = 1 burger)
Calories 158 / Carbs 2g / Fat 3g / Protein 30g / Fiber 1g / Sodium 580mg

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