Memorial Weekend Cooking: Greek Turkey Burgers

August 27, 2015 08:07 AM

Many of us spend Memorial Day remembering those who have died while serving our country. Events with family and friends also usually include enjoying a meal together.

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With that in mind, we welcomed Mayo Certified Wellness Coach Berta Lippert back to GMN for a tasty burger recipe that also helps folks stay healthy. 

Berta says Greek Turkey Burgers incorporate cancer-fighting ingredients, and offer a tasty alternative for anyone trying to cut down on regular hamburger. 


Tzatziki Sauce

Traditional Tzatziki sauce has grated cucumber so feel free to add that to yours if you’d like!


1/2 cup non-fat, plain greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon dried dill

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1-2 cloves of minced garlic

Greek Turkey Burgers

1lb of ground turkey

2 cups of fresh spinach torn in small pieces

1/2 cup low-fat feta cheese

1/2 cup finely diced sun-dried tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon oregano

2-3 cloves of minced garlic

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Sliced red onions

Sliced cucumber

Whole grain buns


Blend Tzatziki sauce ingredients and set aside.

Mix turkey, spinach, feta, tomatoes, oregano, garlic and lemon. Separate mixture into four even sections and shape into patties. Grill patties until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Top cooked burgers with sauce, cucumber, onions and enjoy!

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