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Close up straight view grilled turkey burger

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

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.

Keywords: healthy, quick, weeknight meal, family friendly