{Greek Turkey Burgers}

I have really cut back on red meat but love a good hamburger. I first had this recipe when my sister in law made these and could not believe how amazing the flavor was. My husband and I were craving these so I made them and will be making them all summer. They are incredible. Best burger ever ūüôā

  • 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, in the pan, plus some for drizzling
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 3¬†garlic cloves, 2 chopped, 1 crushed
  • 1 red onion, 1/2 chopped, 1/2 thinly sliced
  • 1 box, 10 ounces, frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 2 tsp dried oregano, lightly crushed in the palm, divided
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles
  • 1 1/3 pounds¬†ground turkey breast, 1 package
  • 1 Tbs grill seasoning (I used Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
  • ¬†1 small, 2-inch piece of cucumber peeled, trimmed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups greek plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup arugula, coarsely chopped or shredded
  • 4 hamburger rolls, split
  • roma tomatoes, sliced
  • baby spinach

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and a tablespoon of butter. When butter melts, add the chopped garlic and chopped red onion and cook 5 minutes. Transfer the onions and garlic to a bowl to cool. Return pan to heat.

Wring the defrosted spinach dry by twisting it in a clean kitchen towel over your sink. Separate the spinach as you add it to the bowl with cool onions, garlic and season with 1 teaspoon of oregano. Add in feta crumbles then ground turkey, grill seasoning and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Mix and form into 4 patties, 1-inch thick. Raise heat on pan to medium-high. Add patties and cook 6-8 minutes on each side.
 Toast rolls, if you prefer.
Place chopped cucumber, the crushed glove of garlic, yogurt, 1 teaspoon oregano and juice of 1/2 lemon in a food processor. Add a little salt and process the sauce until smooth. Transfer to a small dish and serve on the the burger along with sliced tomato and baby spinach.

Recipe Source: Rachael Ray 


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