Greek-style spinach and feta turkey burgers are loaded with fresh spinach, tangy feta cheese and fresh Mediterranean herbs including oregano, parsley and dill. These burgers are so flavourful, tender and juicy. Plus, using extra lean turkey makes them a healthier option to a classic beef burger. With less than 15 minutes of prep, fire up the grill or turn on your stove and make these turkey burgers today.
What is in Greek Turkey Burgers?
- extra lean ground turkey
- fresh spinach
- feta cheese
- breadcrumbs - I used panko breadcrumbs because I love the texture of them. Feel free to use any kind of breadcrumbs.
- garlic - I love the taste of fresh garlic in these, but you can easily substitute with garlic powder for similar flavour.
- oregano - I used dried but you can substitute with fresh.
- parsley - I used fresh parsley, but you can substitute with dried parsley.
- dill - I used fresh dill for it's stronger flavour, but you can substitute with dried dill, or you can leave it out and add extra parsley.
- salt and pepper
To assemble these spinach and feta turkey burgers, you also need some hamburger buns and your favourite toppings. I highly recommend slathering some tzatziki sauce (cucumber and yogurt dip) on this one. So so good. I also added some lettuce, cucumber and red onions.
How to Make the Best Greek-Style Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
First, make the turkey patty mixture. In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, spinach, feta cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, oregano, parsley, dill, salt and pepper. Stir to combine with a spatula or use your hands to evenly combine everything together.
Then, shape the patties. Transfer the turkey mixture onto a large piece of parchment paper. Flatten the mixture with your hands into a square that is 1/2-inch thick. Use a 4-inch circular mold to cut out 4 burger patties. (Alternatively, you can use your hands to shape the turkey mixture into 4 even-sized patties). Place on a parchment-lined baking tray or plate and cover with plastic cling wrap. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
Now, let's grill the spinach and feta turkey burgers. Brush oil over the grill pan and heat over medium high heat for 3 minutes, until the oil starts to shimmer and sizzle. Place patties on the grill, spacing them an inch apart. Cook for 5 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.
Toast the split hamburger buns on the grill, if desired, and assemble the burgers. Place a turkey patty on the bottom half of each bun and top with desired toppings, including a spoonful of tzatziki, lettuce, cucumber slices and red onions. Place the top have of the bun on top to assemble. Serve with a side of crispy french fries or sweet potato wedges.
Tips for Making Greek Turkey Burgers
- How to tell if the turkey burger is cooked. A digital meat thermometer is very useful when grilling burgers for checking doneness. To get a quick measurement, just insert the thermometer halfway inside the meat to get a reading.
- How to freeze turkey burger patties. You can freeze the uncooked spinach and feta turkey burger patties for up to 3 months. Place them on a parchment lined baking tray and place in the freezer for an hour. Then, stack them up and layer small squares of parchment paper in between them. Store in an airtight ziploc bag and place back in the freezer. To use them, defrost overnight in the refrigerator and follow the recipe.
- How to serve turkey burgers. Serve warm with a side of crispy french fries or sweet potato wedges and a side salad. I love a big serving of Greek salad with this.
- How to make your own artisan hamburger buns. You can make your own easy homemade hamburger buns in under 3 hours with only 15 minutes of actual prep work. These buns are soft, fluffy, and so airy. Totally worth the extra effort.
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