Greek turkey burgers are easy to make and have a lot of flavor from spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese mixed into the burger patties. I’m showing you how to cook turkey burgers that are juicy, delicious, and hold together when you serve them.
I enjoy cooking burgers because there are lots of ways to customize them with different flavors and toppings. These Greek turkey burgers with spinach and feta are always a favorite – they have big flavors, are easy to make, and leaner than a traditional beef burger.
Greek Turkey Burger Recipe
The thing about turkey burgers is that they can dry out or even fall apart if they are not prepared correctly. Turkey is very lean, so you need to make a patty similar to a meatloaf mixture. Adding breadcrumbs and an egg gives the burgers a binding, so they hold together.
For extra flavor, I add fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese to the burger mixture, too. It gives the patties a ton of flavor that.
Serve them on buns with some Greek yogurt as a sauce, and the Greek flavors really shine through.
We like these burgers on buns, or sometimes I like it with a pita. It’s why I love turkey burgers so much – they are versatile and go with so many flavors. We always enjoy these Greek-inspired ones.
Greek Burger Ingredients
- Ground turkey
- Chopped fresh spinach
- Minced garlic
- Large egg
- Garlic powder
- Sliced red onion
- Chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
How to Make Greek Turkey Burgers
Make the burger mixture by combining the turkey with spinach, garlic, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix in the egg, and then add the sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese.
Divide the mixture into four equal parts and form each into a patty. Make an indent in the center of each burger. This will keep the center from puffing up while the burger cooks so the patty is flat.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the burgers in the skillet and cook them for five to seven minutes. Flip them halfway through the cooking time.
To serve, spread the Greek yogurt on hamburger buns and top with the turkey burgers.
How long to cook turkey burgers? How long you cook them depends on how thick they are. Thicker burgers will need extra cooking time. You need to cook them until the internal temperature is 165°F.
Why are my turkey burgers dry? Most likely, they are overcooked. Turkey is very lean, so if you cook it too long, it will dry out. A meat thermometer is very helpful to determine when they are done. Check the center, and once it’s 165°F, the burgers are done.
Can you use ground beef? Yes, you can use ground beef for this recipe, or you can use ground chicken for a different flavor.
What toppings are good for Greek burgers? Try adding fresh spinach, crumbled feta cheese, sliced tomatoes, and even sliced cucumbers.
What goes with Greek turkey burgers? Serve them with French fries, potato chips, or try a salad like a cucumber salad or Caesar salad.
The flavors in these burgers are great all year, especially during the summer when you might want something lighter than a regular burger. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
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Greek Turkey Burgers Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ red onion sliced
- ½ cup sundried tomato chopped
- ½ feta cheese crumbled
- 5.3 ounce Greek yogurt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl combine ground turkey spinach, garlic, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Then mix in the egg. Follow that by mixing in sundried tomatoes and feta cheese.
- Divide turkey into 4 equal sized large burgers. Using your thumb make a little indent in the middle of each burger so they won’t shrink and puff up in the middle.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side turning once. Internal temperature should be 165°F. Let sit for a few minutes.
The flavors in these Greek Turkey Burgers are great all year, especially during the summer when you might want something lighter than a regular burger.
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