The best Mediterranean turkey burgers with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and oregano. Grilled until juicy tender and served with tzatziki sauce and tomato cucumber salad.

Serve these turkey burgers with a side of Baked Potato Fries or Greek Cucumber Salad for a healthy summer meal.

One of the best parts about these grilled turkey burgers is that they’re made with just a handful of everyday ingredients, such as sun-dried tomatoes, feta, garlic, and oregano.

The secret ingredients that make these next-level juicy are simply white onions and little mayo. They are served with pepper jack cheese, tzatziki sauce, and simple cucumber tomato salad. These turkey burgers are a healthy and easy option for quick weeknight meals.

Ingredients

  • Ground turkey
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • White onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic
  • Feta cheese
Ingredients for Mediterranean burgers

Secret to Moist Turkey Burgers

Ground turkey is very lean and tends to dry out easily when cooked, so you have to add something else to make it juicy and flavorful.

My all-time favorite trick that I’ve been using for years is to add grated onions and little fat, such as mayo. Onions contain natural enzymes that have a tenderizing effect on the meat.

Instead of chopping the onions, they are grated until mush-like consistency. That way the onion flavors the turkey meat in a very gradual way and you’re not biting into chunks of chopped onions.

The mayonnaise does that same thing. Because we all know fat equals flavor. You can substitute full-fat sour cream for the mayo.

Close up of juicy turkey burger recipe

How to Make Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Step 1: First grate the onion using a box grater. You can also run the onion through a food processor. You want mushy like consistency. 

Step 2: In a bowl, combine the grated onions with ground turkey, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, oregano, and mayonnaise. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 3: Form the ground turkey mixture into 6 patties and place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. If it sticks too much to your hands, lightly oil your hands before forming into patties.

Step 4: Lightly drizzle the burgers with olive oil and let them rest at room temperature while you preheat the grill.

Step 5: Clean the grill and preheat to high. Lightly spray the grates with a non-stick spray or lightly dip a wad of paper towels in oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated.

Step 6: Place the turkey burgers on the grill and cook 3-4 minutes, covered. Reduce the grill heat to a medium, flip and continue to cook, covered, for 3-4 more minutes or until cooked through.  Cook time will vary on the thickness of the burger.

Make sure not to overcook the burgers. Around 3 minutes start checking for doneness. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the cheese. Remove and let rest for 5-8 minutes before serving with toppings.

Step by step on how to make grilled turkey burgers

How to Cook Turkey Burgers

On the grill

To cook the Mediterranean turkey burgers, you’ll need to pre-heat a propane gas grill on high. Make sure to clean and oil the grates. When the grill is hot and oiled, place the turkey burgers on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, covered.

You should see really nice grill marks before you flip the burgers. Reduce the grill heat to a medium, flip and continue to cook, covered, for 3-4 more minutes or until cooked through.

Cook time will vary on the thickness of the burgers. Around 3 minutes start checking for doneness. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the cheese. Remove and let rest for 5-8 minutes before serving with toppings of choice.

On the stove

Enjoy these turkey burgers year-round by simply cooking them on the stovetop. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. I personally love a stainless steel pan or cast-iron pan but you can definitely use a non-stick pan.

Add olive oil to the skillet, just enough to lightly cover the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the turkey patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Again the cooking time will vary on the thickness of the burgers. Remove to a paper-lined plate and let rest for 5-8 minutes before serving.

How to Serve

Turkey burgers are a delicious summer meal! Serve them with a light side, such as:

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Grilled Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

The best Mediterranean turkey burgers with sun dried tomatoes, feta, and oregano. Grilled until juicy tender and served with tzatziki sauce and tomato cucumber salad.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1/2 white onion, grated (1/3 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise (or full-fat sour cream)
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper

Toppings

  • Burger buns, toasted
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Cucumber tomato salad (quick recipe below)
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, grated onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, oregano, and mayonnaise. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste. Using your hands, incorporate everything together.
  2. Form the mixture into six patties and place on a parchment lined sheet pan. If it sticks too much to your hands, lightly oil your hands before forming into patties.
  3. Lightly drizzle the patties with olive oil and let rest at room temperature while you preheat the grill.
  4. Preheat the grill on hight heat. Clean and oil the grates. Place the patties on the grill and cook 3-4 minutes, covered. Reduce the heat to a medium, flip and continue to cook, covered, for 3-4 more minutes or until cooked through.  Cook time will vary on thickness of the burgers. Make sure not to overcook the burgers. Around 3 minutes start checking for doneness. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the cheese.
  5. Remove and let rest for 5-8 minutes before serving with toppings.

Notes

  • Quick Cucumber Tomato Salad: combine diced 1/2 English cucumber, 1 diced tomato on the vine, 1 Tbsp. minced red onions, and 1-2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley. Toss with little olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Nutrition information does not include the toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger patty
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 141 mg
  • Fat: 11.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 23.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.8 mg

Keywords: healthy, quick, weeknight meal, family friendly