PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | TOTAL TIME: 30 mins | YIELD: 5 SERVINGS
Enjoy all your favourite Greek flavours with these bad boys. Serve these with or without the bun. Either way, no one can complain because these Greek Turkey Burgers are high rocket delicious!
1 ½ lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp dried oregano
⅓ c Kalamata olives, finely chopped
3 oz crumbled feta cheese
1 c finely chopped and packed fresh spinach
Pinch each of sea salt and black pepper
Olive oil spray
HOW TO MAKE GREEK TURKEY BURGERS
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 420 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, garlic, cumin, dried oregano, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, fresh spinach, and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
Step 3: Scoop out and roll into a ball a large fistful of meat. Flatten to make around 1 ½-inches thick patty. Do this for the rest of the meat to make 5 large patties of the same size.
Step 4: Make a slight dent in the centre of the patties using your thumb to block the patties from developing a dome as they cook.
Step 5: Lightly spray with olive oil a large oven-safe skillet set over medium-high heat. Once the hot, add the patties and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on one side until the edges are seared and brown. Flip and cook the other side for a minute more.
Step 6: Transfer the skillet into the preheated oven and bake for about 11 minutes until the internal temperature reached 165 degrees F.
Step 7: Alternatively, place the patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminium foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve as a burger in a toasted whole wheat bun with butter lettuce, cucumber slices, thin red onion slices, sliced tomato, and a bit of Greek yoghurt instead of mayo.
Or you can enjoy this alongside a salad, rice, quinoa, or even roasted vegetables.
Serving: 1burger, Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 360mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Blue Smart Points: 6 | Green Smart Points: 6 | Purple Smart Points: 6