Thursday, July 2, 2009

Greek Turkey Burgers...

Looking for a different type of burger? These greek turkey burgers are big on flavor and low on calories. I have made this recipe twice while on vacation because they were such a big hit.

Mix together and shape into patties:
1 pound ground turkey
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
2 teaspoons dried oregano

Preheat the grill for medium high heat.

Lightly oil the grate.
Place patties on the grill.
Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway through.

Makes 4 burgers.

Serve with homemade Tzaziki Sauce.
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) of thick Greek yogurt
  • 4 to 10 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of diced or grated cucumber (Kirby or "English")
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice


Prepare all ingredients in advance. Combine oil and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl. Fold the yogurt in slowly, making sure it mixes completely with the oil. Add the garlic, according to taste, and the cucumber. Stir until evenly distributed. Garnish with a bit of green and serve well chilled. You can add some dill for a little different taste.

Yield: about 2 1/2 cups

Cosco sells Tzaziki that is quite good.


(Greek for eat)


  1. I can practically taste how good this is!! I always use ground turkey as much as I can. I am making thse as soon as I have all the ingredients.

    Thanks so much!! :-)


  2. Shouldnt that be: τρώω

    iGoogle's translator says that's Greek for eat!

  3. This looks so good!Thank-u for sharing.Hope you have a great weekend! Blessings, Faye

  4. These look so good. I think my whole family would enjoy these.

  5. I love how you used turkey here - very clever! They look super tasty!

  6. These sound very good and good for you. I don't know if I can slip the turkey in on Pa; he does love his beef! But I just picked up the Lipitor prescription, so maybe this is the time to try it!

  7. Sounds yummy! I love Greek food so this will be a treat! Thanks for the heads up about the Cosco tzaziki!

  8. Those look yummy. And I am a sucker for Greek food.

  9. Oh, you speak Greek! I'm so impressed! This looks very good and thanks for the visit and kind words! Have a wonderful fourth!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  10. This sounds delicious! And much healthier than regular ground beef. Thanks, and happy 4th of July!

  11. This looks nice to eat and healthy.

  12. These recipes look so good, and thank you for the link to the Kraft website, I keep forgetting about that one. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving the comments...Have a good day...Jill


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