Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
with a Greek salad
- Sundried tomatoes (in oil) - 1/3 cup, chopped
- Red onion - 1, 1/2 diced, 1/2 sliced for burger toppings
- Mint - 2 sprigs, chopped
- Ground turkey - 1 1/2 lbs
- Panko or breadcrumbs - 1/3 cup
- Crushed garlic - 1 Tbsp
- Kosher salt - 1 tsp
- Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
- Cheese (opt) - 4 slices ((your fave burger cheese - we love creamy fontina))
- Burger buns - 4
- Tomatoes - 1 to 2, sliced ((for burgers))
- Burger condiments of choice -
- Mint - 2 to 3 sprigs, chopped
- English / Persian cucumbers - 1 lb
- Grape tomatoes - 1 pint, halved
- Romaine hearts - 1, chopped
- Lemons - 1 1/2 Tbsp, juice of
- Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
- Feta (opt) - 4 oz, crumbled
- Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tbs. (15 ml) oil and then patties to heated oil. Sear for 3 minutes on each side. Then lower heat to medium, and cover pan with a lid or aluminum foil. Cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, until temperature of patties reach 165F (74C) degrees. Top with cheese in the last minute. Remove and lightly toast buns on grill pan.
- While burgers are cooking, chop cucumbers, tomatoes, and romaine for salad. Make vinaigrette by mixing lemon juice and oil. Toss salad ingredients together with rest of the mint and feta.
- Slice red onion and tomatoes for burger toppings and top burgers with whatever condiments you like!
- Freeze leftover buns for next time.
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salad was great, hated the turkey burgers.0 Helpful
I think next time I would switch the turkey for lamb. They weren't bad, but I think I like ground turkey when it's in meatballs and spaghetti.0 Helpful
Turkey burger was surprisingly delicious. Made a few modifications - used rice flour, a yellow onion and 1 tsp garlic powder (instead of fresh). Great with melted provolone.0 Helpful
3 stars for the salad. My husband even liked it. not so keen on the burger.0 Helpful
Yummy. I added about double the amount of mint. However, the 1.5 lbs of turkey got me about 7 very good sized burgers.0 Helpful