Monday, April 11, 2011

Greek Turkey Burgers

These were inspired by my cousin Whitney's comment about some Greek themed turkey burgers she had.  I felt inspired ... so here we go... THANKS WHIT!

1 pkg Ground Turkey Breast
1 Egg
2 TB bread crumbs
1 6 oz pkg fat free crumbled feta
1/4 tsp Thyme, Oregano, Salt & Pepper (or to taste)
Mix all together, mold into patties, spray with PAM and grill until juice runs clear (about 6 min/side).  Don't overcook or it'll get really dry.

1 English cucumber, washed and sliced as thin as you can do it
1/4 of a red onion, sliced super thin
1/4 C Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 TB sugar
2 sprigs of fresh dill, if you have it.
Mix all together in a ziploc bag and set aside for 20 or so minutes. 

1/3 C Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1/4 C sundried tomatoes (julienne cut means you don't have to chop)
1/4 C Kalamata Olives - rough chop (just to ensure no pits - my husband ALWAYS finds a pit!)
1/2 tsp each thyme, oregano (use more if fresh - I happen to have these growing in my garden and fresh is really nice)
Mix all together and serve as a condiment on the burgers.

Serve on thin whole wheat buns (Like Deli Flats - We love the Orowheat ones) .

Spread the sauce over the bun, top with the burger and the put a BUNCH of pickles on top. 

NOTE: the pickles are pretty intense and are not to be eaten alone - they'll make you cough! - but they're really good with the rest of it - adding moisture to the burgers and cutting the yogurt sauce.   I thought these were super tasty and they have all those Greek flavors that we love. 

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