Greek Style Turkey Burger
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Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 shallot peeled & minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • tablespoons mint minced
  • ¼ cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • hamburger buns optional
  • Spray oil for the grill or any oil to coat the grill

Instructions

Making the Turkey Burgers

  • I put the ground turkey into a stainless steel mixing bowl, added the shallot, garlic, mint, Feta cheese and seasoned with salt & pepper.
  • When all the ingredients seem to be well combined, make four equal sized burgers with your hands and set aside until ready to grill.

Grilling

  • When the grill is medium hot, coat the grates with some olive or vegetable oil to help prevent the burgers from sticking. I like to use spray oil from a can, but you can use olive oil and a paper towel too.
  • Add the turkey burgers and grill for 4 - 5 minutes until nice grill marks form on the one side of the burger.
    Flip and continue cooking for 3 - 5 more minutes until the burgers are cooked to your liking.
  • I like to use my finger to determine doneness but recognize this is totally unscientific but works for me but not for everyone. I suggest you use an instant thermometer to reach an internal temperature of about 160°F but most home grillers don't feel the necessity of using one when grilling a burger. I can understand that.
  • Remember to let the burger rest for a few minutes after removing from grill and before serving.
    During resting time, the burgers will continue to cook off heat and the internal temperature should rise to about 165°F.
  • Just like a beef hamburger, you want to let the juices inside the burger to redistribute throughout the meat.

Notes

Serve with or without a bun along with some of your own favorite side dishes. I served our Greek style turkey burgers with tzatziki sauce, corn on the cob and Caprese salad.