Some days you need comfort food. And some days you just crave some tasty healthy food that doesn’t weigh you down. That is where these easy turkey burgers that are infused with Mediterranean flavors come in. These added ingredients turn flavor lacking ground turkey into absolute flavor bombs! So if you are looking for a recipe that takes blah and sometimes boring turkey to a new level, then you must try out this recipe.
I love feta in just about everything and so do my kids (they would eat it for a snack if I let them). So it is an absolute staple that I always have in my fridge. I have mentioned this before, but I love it when feta is cooked. It gets so gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside – too delectable! And it is no different in these burgers. Feta is one of the ingredients that makes these turkey burgers so delicious. So please, please do not make these without it.
Another great aspect of these burgers is that they are so full of healthy vegetables. And my kids just eat these up! They get a good dose of spinach, onions and tomatoes (which I know is technically a fruit). Those three vegetables (or two vegetables and one fruit) are ones that I find can be very difficult to get my children to eat. So I consider it a very triumphant Mom Win when I can make something with those ingredients and get them to actually enjoy it.
Serving Suggestions for Turkey Burgers
I love to serve these with a roasted garlic aioli for dipping. You may also consider serving them on a bun like a traditional burger. But we like to eat them just as they are for a more healthy and lighter meal. Serve with some cucumbers on the side. Or a Greek salad would be the perfect Mediterranean accompaniment.
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
- 1 lb Ground Turkey
- ½ cup Fresh Spinach, finely chopped
- ½ cup Red Onion, finely diced
- ½ cup Feta, crumbled
- ⅓ cup Cracker Crumbs, (can use GF crackers or pork rinds for low carb)
- 1 Egg
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 3 Sun-dried Tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- ½ tsp Pepper, fresh ground
- ½ tsp Dill
- Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Form into balls about two inches in diameter. You will get 12-13 from this recipe.
- Heat about two tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add the turkey meat balls into the pan (you may have to do this in batches as you do not want to crowd the pan). Sear the top and bottom of the meat balls, then smash them down into patties.
- Turn heat to medium-low. Cook, flipping as needed, until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
- Serve with a roasted garlic aioli.
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