Greek Turkey Burgers

Opa! It’s grilling season and there’s no better way to enjoy this time of year than with a big, juicy burger. While you can’t go wrong with a classic hamburger (or cheeseburger – everything’s better with cheese), the Test Kitchen wanted to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your grilling game this year.

Greek Burger

These greek turkey burgers are anything but your basic burger. Mix ground turkey (a lean meat, perfect for swimsuit season), feta cheese, chopped onion, oregano, salt and pepper together, then form into four patties. Grill for about five minutes on each side until the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Serve these Mediterranean burgers in a warm pita pocket with lettuce and tomato. We topped ours with a simple, homemade cucumber sauce but you could use your favorite store-bought tzatziki or substitute the usual suspects like ketchup and mustard. Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to make tzatziki at home using your Hamilton Beach® blender

The feta cheese is a salty, cheesy surprise when you bite into the burger while a dollop of cool cucumber sauce is a refreshing (and welcomed) touch in the spring and summer heat. Serve these burger with hummus and veggies, a light tabbouleh, or cucumber salad for a lighter version of your favorite summer sandwich.

Greek Turkey Burger

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Greek Turkey Burgers
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  • 1 (16 ounce) container Greek plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup seeded, and chopped cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1 pound ground turkey (97% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 pita bread
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomato


    For Cucumber Sauce: Stir yogurt, cucumber, dill, 1 Tablespoon chopped onion and mint in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  1. Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
  2. Place turkey, feta cheese, 1/2 cup chopped onion, oregano, pepper and salt; form mixture into 4 burgers.
  3. Grill burgers covered 5 minutes on each side, until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink.
  4. Serve burgers in a pita pocket with Cucumber Sauce, lettuce and sliced tomato.


Serves 4

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Spicy Turkey Burger with Avocado Shallot Relish

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