In these Greek Turkey Burgers; ground turkey is mixed with olives, roasted red peppers and feta for a delicious Greek-ed up turkey burger!

Wanna know what’s reeeeeally hard to do?

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Making a crazy delicious Greek turkey burger actually look delicious.

Know what I mean? I really did try to do my best dressing this beast up… but on the reals, this burger isn’t going to win any beauty pageants anytime soon. However, if there was a taste pageant then sign me up because this Greek burger would win the whole shebang.

stuff

Turkey can be pretty bland all by itself I knew I had to throw everything Greek into this burger. We’ve got olives, herbs, roasted red pepper, onions, garlic all mixed into the turkey… and then after it’s griddled… it’s smothered in an amazing garlic dill  mayo and topped with crisp lettuce and fresh cucumbers, onions and to-mah-to.

Funny thing is I’m the only one who likes olives. But guess what? Nobody noticed they were in there! All the flavors blend so perfectly and harmoniously that all you get is one delicious burger and a satisfied tummy.

Let’s roll.

bunch of dill

Grab some dill. Fresh dill rules, totally.

chopped

Give a good mincing to the dill until you get about two tablespoons.

mayo and dill

Throw it into a small bowl with a third cup of mayo…

splash of vinegar

Add a splash of white wine vinegar…

garlic, salt and pepper

Then press in a clove of garlic and season with a couple pinches of salt and a couple grinds of black pepper.

mix and refrigerate

Give it a good stir, cover with plastic wrap and pop it into the fridge for at least one hour. The longer in the fridge the better πŸ™‚

turkey

In a good sized bowl throw in the ground turkey.

minced parsley

Mince up fresh parsley until you get about two tablespoons.

parsley and herbs

Add that plus a teaspoon each of oregano and Italian seasoning. I know Greek and Italian seasoning… hmmm. Trust me it works.

prep collage

Mince up a quarter cup of each Kalamata olives, roasted red pepper and onion.

into the bowl

Add everything into the bowl with the turkey and herbs.

crumbled feta

I busted up some feta, you’ll need 3/4 cup or so, just eyeball it… you’ll be good.

feta

Throw that into the same bowl… and squeeze a clove of garlic through a garlic press.

mixed

Mix by hand, because that’s how we do, until it is well mixed and all the goodies are evenly throughout.

patties

Form into to 4 to 6 patties, depending on how big you want them and then preheat a griddle to 375. 

griddle time

Add a little oil to the griddle {or skillet or if you’re grilling; be sure to oil the grates} and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on the first side. Make sure the griddle, pan or grill is really hot so the burger will sear and not stick.

flippah!

Use a spatula to carefully flip the burgers. Then cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until the burger is fully cooked. See what I mean… these can stick a bit, but by the second one my griddle was just the right temp so there was less sticking goin’ on

goodies

Toppings are essential. I like red onion, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and the most amazing garlic dill mayo… really you need to make this.

pita

Quarter two pitas.

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These Greek turkey burgers are delicious! We all inhaled ours and everyone especially loved the mayo. I hope you give these burgers a whirl. Not only are they pretty darn healthy but also loaded with a ton of flavor!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Greek Turkey Burgers recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Greek-Style Turkey Burgers + Garlic Dill Mayo
Yield: 4-6 servings

Greek-Style Turkey Burgers + Garlic Dill Mayo

A Greek-ed up turkey burger!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE GARLIC DILL MAYO:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 splash white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, squeezed through a garlic press
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE BURGERS:

  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup minced kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup minced roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, squeezed through a garlic press
  • olive oil
  • 2 to 3 greek pita breads (pocket-less), quartered
  • lettuce
  • cucumber slices
  • tomato slices
  • red onion slices
  • garlic dill mayo

Instructions

FOR THE MAYO:

  1. In a small bowl combine the mayo, minced dill, vinegar, pressed garlic clove, salt and pepper. Mix until combined, cover in plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge for at least one hour.

FOR THE BURGERS:

  1. In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, minced parsley and dried herbs. Add the minced olives, roasted red bell pepper and onions to that as well. Add the crumbled feta, squeeze in a clove of garlic through a garlic press and mix by hand until everything comes together.
  2. Form into 4 (or 6 depending on size) patties.
  3. Heat a large griddle {you can use a skillet or grill too just make sure they are well oiled} to 375 degrees. Spread olive oil over top and cook each burger for 6-8 minutes on the first side. Flip and repeat for 4-6 more minute or until the burger is fully cooked.
  4. Spread some of the garlic dill mayo on one side of the pita bread quarters. Top with the Greek turkey burger, lettuce, red onion, cucumber and tomato. Top with another pita quarter.
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