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Easy Greek Turkey Burgers

These Greek Turkey Burgers are a weeknight staple! Ground turkey mixed with roasted red peppers, feta, and the perfect blend of spices paired with a tzatziki inspired sauce to complete the burger. Eat these burgers alone for a carb conscious or on a bun for the ultimate sandwich!

Greek Turkey Burger

Lately, the days have felt shorter and shorter so quick and easy meals are a weekly menu must have. I love burger night. I also REALLY love Greek inspired food. If you’re new around these parts my recipe for Greek Chicken Bowls has been a family and fan favorite for YEARS now. I wanted to create a fresh, healthy, protein rich, and easy meal that can be ready in under 30 minutes from fridge to table. That’s exactly where these Greek Turkey Burgers come into the picture. I know y’all will love’m!

Greek Turkey Burgers

Let’s face it, ground turkey on its own is pretty boring. Adding delicious mix-ins (like roasted red pepper, grated onion, and feta) into the patty adds incredible flavor and also helps keep the burger juicy because we all know ground turkey can get kind of dry and be bland.

This Greek Turkey Burger recipe also reheats super well. I can make a batch or two and throw’m into the fridge to reheat for extra easy lunches throughout the week. My meal prep game can be weak sometimes, but I definitely get excited about it when these turkey burgers are on the menu.

Ingredients

ingredients: raw ground turkey, sour cream, feta, red bell peppers, spices, hamburger buns, minced onion, tomato slices, cucumber, lettuce

Greek Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb ground turkey (you can use ground chicken or ground beef if needed)
  • 1/2 grated yellow onion (use a small handheld grater and grate it directly into the bowl, just leave a “butt” on the onion so you don’t hurt your knuckles/finger tips while grating. It’s okay if you don’t use the entire half)
  • 1/4 cup crumbed feta (make sure it’s crumbled well, no big chunks)
  • 1/4 cup minced roasted bell peppers (from a jar- packed in water) – make sure after you mince the bell peppers that you let them sit on a folded paper towel for a few minutes to absorb some of the extra water. This just helps the burgers stay together while cooking.
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for cooking)
  • assorted toppings for the burgers: lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion, burger buns
bowl of sour cream, feta, dill, oregano, garlic powder, and lemon juice with whisk

Greek Burger Sauce

I love to make this quick sauce to pair with the burger. I feel like the turkey burger has enough flavor to hold its own, but throwing these few ingredients together really tie it all together. This is not Tzatziki sauce, but it’s inspired by the flavors. Try my favorite tzatziki sauce recipe sometime with these!

Make the sauce before the turkey burgers so that the flavors have a minute to settle together. Whisk all the ingredients below together and place in the fridge while you prepare the burgers.

  • 4 tbsp light sour cream (you can use Greek yogurt here too)
  • 1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp- EACH dried dill, dried oregano, and garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How to make Greek Turkey Burgers

  1. In a bowl add: raw turkey, 1/2 grated onion, 1/4 cup feta, 1/4 cup minced roasted bell peppers, 2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Mix together until the ingredients are incorporated well. 
  2. Shape into 4 very thin patties. The thinner the patties are the less they will puff up while cooking in the pan.
  3. In a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat add oil and let it heat for a minute. Gently place each turkey burger and cook for 6-7 minutes and golden brown then flip and cook for 6-7 minutes more or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees with meat thermometer.

note: If all four burger do not fit in the pan at once then cook 2 at a time and divide the amount of oil in half and wipe the pan out in between uses.

Three turkey burgers with greek salad on the side and a small bowl of sauce with spoon

When the burgers are finished you can enjoy them on your favorite bun with a heaping tablespoon of sauce and load it with lots of fresh toppings like a thin slice of tomato, cucumber, red onion, lettuce.

To keep the carbs in check: Sometimes I eat it open faced or piled on a lots of lettuce or in a lettuce wrap with a dollop of sauce and fresh veggies.

What to eat with Greek Turkey Burgers:

How to store and reheat:

Leftover turkey burgers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Keep them in an airtight container.

You can reheat in the microwave (wrap in a slightly damp paper towel heat for about 1min 30 seconds), oven (wrap in aluminum foil @350 for 12-15 minutes), or air fryer (350 for about 4-6 minutes).

Can I grill these burgers?

Absolutely! Make the recipe as it is except be sure to put the patties into the refrigerator for at least 20-30 minutes before grilling. This will help the burger stay put together and not fall apart on the grill grates.

Can I freeze these burgers?

Yep! Form patties, layer parchment paper in between the burgers, and place in a freezer safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. I am personally obsessed with using my food saver so that it creates a vacuum packed seal and will last even longer.

I hope you enjoy these burgers! If you give’m a try will you stop back by leave your rating and review? Appreciate it! Thank you!

Easy Greek Turkey Burger

Healthy and Easy Turkey Burgers infused with crumbled feta, red peppers, oregano, and garlic with a tzatziki inspired sauce to pull it all together.
Print Recipe
Greek turkey burger on hamburger bun with greek sauce, tomato, cucumber, and red onions
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins

Ingredients

Greek turkey Burger

  • 1 lb uncooked lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced fat feta (be sure its crumbled well)
  • 1/4 cup minced roasted red peppers (from a jar, packed in water)
  • 1/2 medium grated yellow or white onion see notes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for cooking, do not mix into the meat)

Greek Sauce

  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp EACH dried dill, dried oregano, and garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mince roasted red peppers. Fold a piece of a paper towel and set them on there for a few minutes to soak up extra water. If you don't do this it can add extra water content to the burgers and they can fall apart.
  • In a small bowl add all the ingredients for the greek sauce together. Whisk together well, cover, and place in the fridge until it’s time to use.
  • In a bowl add: turkey, grated onion, feta, minced roasted bell peppers, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, and salt. Mix together until the ingredients are incorporated well. 
  • Shape into 4 very thin patties. The thinner the patties are the less they will puff up while cooking in the pan.
  • In a large pan over medium high heat add oil and let it heat for a minute or two. Gently place each turkey burger and cook for 6-7 minutes and golden brown then flip and cook for 6-7 minutes more or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees. 
    note: If all four burger do not fit in the pan at once then cook 2 at a time and divide the amount of oil in half and wipe the pan out in between uses.
  • When the burgers are finished cooking add each burger onto a bun or lettuce wrap then add a heaping tablespoon of sauce onto each burger, add desired toppings such as cucumber, lettuce, red onion, and/or tomato. Enjoy!

Notes

 
Nutrition detail: Serving size: 1 Greek Turkey Burger 230 calories, 14g fat, 3g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 161g sodium, 2g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohols), 25g protein CLICK HERE FOR WW PERSONAL POINTS
Serving size: 1-1/2 tbsp Greek Sauce 30 calories, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 30g sodium, 1g carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, 1g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol), 1g protein CLICK HERE FOR WW PERSONAL POINTS
 
grated onion- I use a small handheld grater and grate it directly into the bowl, just leave a “butt” on the onion so you don’t hurt your knuckles/finger tips while grating. It’s okay if you don’t use the entire half of the onion.
Servings: 4
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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9 Comments

    1. They definitely work! The only thing is that since I recommend flattening the burger as much as possible so they don’t “puff up” that means you might only be able to fit 2 burgers at a time.

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! The leftovers taste even better IMO and that’s hard to do with burgers, especially turkey! Easy to follow directions and didn’t take long to prep. Will for sure make again 🙂 Thanks for another bomb recipe, Star!

    1. I agree on the leftovers! I am not a lover of reheated meat sometimes and I agree these taste even better next day!

  2. 5 stars
    These are amazing! The sauce is so good, and we all fought over the leftovers. We’ll be having them again soon!

  3. 5 stars
    Yum – thanks for another great recipe! Really enjoyed the burger and the sauce is wonderful (thinking of other ways to use it). Already have this in rotation for the coming week.

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