Mediterranean Turkey Burger


I don’t know about your family, but my family just loves burgers.  My husband is a meat and potatoes kinda guy, so when I get the opportunity to make a healthier version of a classic, I jump at it.

This Mediterranean Turkey Burger packed full of flavor and even my toddler loves them.  They are super quick and easy to make.  I like to make them during my weekly meal prep and then just eat them throughout the week.

 

Total Time: 30 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, divided use
  • ¼ tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1½ lbs. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly slice half, finely chop half, divided use
  • ¼ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 oz. frozen spinach, thawed, squeeze out liquid using a kitchen towel, chopped
  • 6 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 1 cooked medium beet, sliced thin
  • ¼ medium cucumber, sliced thin

Preparation:
1. To make yogurt sauce, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, and dill in a small bowl; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.
2. Preheat grill or broiler to high.
3. Combine turkey, chopped onion, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, cheese, remaining 1 clove garlic, oregano, bread crumbs, and egg in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired; mix well with clean hands. Form turkey mixture evenly into six patties.
4. Grill or broil patties for about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle.
5. Serve patties topped evenly with yogurt sauce, onion slices, beet, and cucumber.

 

21 Day fix Containter Count: 1/2Green, 1 Red, 1/2 Blue

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