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Dinner
Jun
24
2019

Feta Turkey Burger Recipe

Sharing a favorite turkey burger recipe today that doesn’t even need a bun!  This turkey burger bowl is healthy and makes a great meal prep for quick lunches during the week!

turkey burger recipe

Turkey Burger Recipe

This bowl of turkey burger goodness has quickly become a summer favorite around our house.  I like to prepare double the recipe to have enough for lunches to meal prep at the beginning of the week.  I used a cast iron skillet to cook my turkey burgers, but an indoor or outdoor grill works great if you prefer!

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What Is Best To Make With Ground Turkey?

Ground turkey is a versatile ingredient that can be rolled into meatballs, shaped into burgers and meatloaf, and crumbled into sauces. And in the right form, it proves to be the lean, lighter alternative to ground beef. It has the potential to make for a flavorful meal, as long as it’s used correctly.

turkey burger recipe

How To Make Turkey Burgers

Whether you’re making burgers, meatballs, or meatloaf, it’s best to keep the meat handling to a minimum. It has a direct impact on the texture of the finished recipe: When over-handled, the meat compacts and results in a tough finished product.

When mixing the ingredients and shaping meatloaf, burgers, and meatballs, handle the meat as little as possible. Lightly oiled hands and a soft touch is is the goal.

For my turkey burgers today, I’ve added some feta cheese, chopped onions, cilantro and some seasonings.  They come out perfectly flavorful!

turkey burger recipe

I add a few shakes of hot sauce before mixing too.  Cholula is great, but use whatever you have on hand.

turkey burger recipe

Form the ground turkey into 3-4 inch patties onto a plate or tray ready to cook/grill.

turkey burger recipe

How Long Do I Cook Turkey Burgers?

Because of its low fat content, ground turkey isn’t very forgiving when it’s cooked for a few minutes too long. When overcooked, ground turkey quickly gets dry and crumbly, and loses its flavor.  Keep on eye on the time as you cook, and keep an instant-read thermometer handy.

Turkey Burger Temperature

To prevent dry meat, cook ground turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.  I cooked my burgers about 5 minutes per side over medium heat, checking to make sure internal temperature was 165 degrees F.

turkey burger recipe

While the burgers are grilling/cooking saute your vegetables you want in your burger bowl.  I sautéed diced sweet potatoes, broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper rings and a few jalapeños.  Use your favorite vegetables for your own bowl.

turkey burger recipe

Feta Turkey Burger Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 10
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce I used Cholula
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Vegetables For Bowl
  • 4 cups diced and peeled sweet potatoes
  • 4 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 cups quartered zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into rings
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to medium heat. You can also use a cast iron skillet like I did today. Worked great. Place turkey, onion, feta, cilantro, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic salt and red pepper flakes into a large mixing bowl. Gently combine all ingredients mixing gently until just combined. Form into 3-4 inch patties and place onto a plate or tray to get ready for grilling/cooking. When grill or skillet is hot, grill/cook each patty until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees flipping half way through. When done, transfer to a clean plate/tray and keep warm with foil over top while cooking the rest of the patties.
  2. Saute all vegetables except green onion and avocado in a hot skillet with a little extra virgin olive oil until fork tender. Place cooked turkey burger into a bowl along with cooked vegetables. Garnish with a few slices of avocado and sliced green onion. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Feta Turkey Burger Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 589mg26%
Potassium 872mg25%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 8500IU170%
Vitamin C 69.1mg84%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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