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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Recipe for Olive and Feta Turkey Burgers

Last year, I made some Greek salad bison burgers that turned out great.  This recipe is similar but made with lean ground turkey.  These also turned out "really tasty" according to Mr. ELEB.  I would agree!

We love Greek salad-olives, feta, onion, cucumber, tomato, some oregano, a little oil and vinegar.  If you do too, or if you are looking to turn up the flavor in your turkey burgers, give this recipe a try.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Yield: 3 patties
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 lb ground turkey, lean
  • ½ cup low fat feta cheese, crumbled finely
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for serving
  • Whole grain buns (optional)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (optional)

  • Mix turkey, olives, feta, oregano and pepper together and form 3 patties.
  • Heat frying pan over medium high.
  • Coat patties with olive oil if needed (I used cast iron so didn’t need).
  • Brown patties 1 minute per side on med-high, then reduce to medium and cook an additional 5-6 minutes until just no longer pink inside (cut one open to check, don’t over cook!).
  • Serve with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, on a whole grain bun (optional).

I served these with a side of my quick broccoli slaw which made for a flavorful meal.  How are you cooking your burgers/turkey burgers these days?