Greek Style Turkey Burgers

Add some deliciously bright greek-style flavors to amp up a turkey burger. Once the weather gets warmer, this would be perfect outside on the grill! But for now, bring some light flavors indoors on your stove top. Serve with an orzo salad or fresh green salad for a complete meal.


1 large egg white
1 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried dill
1 pound ground turkey
cooking spray
4 hamburger buns, split
1 (7-oz) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1-inch strips

1. Place egg white in a large bowl, lightly beat with a whisk. Add onion, mint, breadcrumbs, feta, lemon juice, dill, and ground turkey. Stir well to combine.
2. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal parts, shaping into a 1/2-inch thick patty.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan and cook 8 minutes on each side or until done.
4. Place patties on bottom halves of burger buns. Divide peppers evenly among burger and cover with top halves of buns. Serve.

Freezing directions: wrap each uncooked patty individually in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw completely in refrigerator and then cook as directed.

Yield: 4 servings (426 calories, 15.7 g total fat, 5.7 g saturated fat, 30.5 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate, 2.8 g fiber, 101 mg cholesterol)

Adapted from Cooking Light, January 2005


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