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Spanakopita Turkey Burgers
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Greek Turkey Burgers with Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

This recipe for Greek Turkey Burgers with Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is a fun fusion of basic burgers and Greek Spanakopita for a fresh new weeknight meal idea.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 327kcal

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 English cucumber shredded
  • 1 large clove garlic crushed
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese about 1/2 cup crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Spanakopita Turkey Burgers:

Topping Ideas:

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve these on toasted buns or on a bed of lettuce

Instructions

  • For the sauce, mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving (or up to 2 days).
  • For the burgers, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
  • Add the turkey, cooled spinach, and all remaining burger ingredients to a large bowl and use your hands to gently combine, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Shape the burgers into 6 or 8 patties, depending how big you want them, and chill in the fridge for an hour (or up to 4 hours). Let the burgers sit at room temperature for 10 minutes right before you cook them.
  • You can cook these over medium-high heat (about 5 to 7 minutes per side) on an oiled grill or grill pan, but I love using my cast iron skillet on the stovetop because they take on a gorgeous golden color.
  • Serve the burgers along with the Tzatziki Sauce and any toppings you like.

Notes

  • Net Carbs: 6g per serving (1 burger with tzatziki sauce)
  • The nutrition information for this recipe was calculated without the topping ideas or serving suggestions.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1777IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg