Greek Turkey Burgers With Minted Cucumber Sauce Recipe

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 Greek Turkey Burgers with Minted Cucumber Sauce Greek Turkey Burgers with Minted Cucumber Sauce Recipe

Prep 20 min | Total 30 min | Servings 5

These turkey burgers have a green twist with the addition of spinach–a perfect flavor combination with cucumber-yogurt sauce!

Ingredients

Cucumber Sauce

1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Burgers

1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach
1 1/4 lb lean (at least 93%) ground turkey
1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 thin slices medium tomato, halved
5 whole-grain pita bread halves (6 inch)

Steps

Set panggangan control to broil. In medium bowl, mix Cucumber Sauce ingredients; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Cook spinach as directed on box; cool slightly. Squeeze to drain well. In large bowl, mix cooled spinach, turkey, 1/4 cup yogurt, the oregano, garlic salt and pepper. Shape into 5 oval patties, each about 1/2 inch thick. On broiler pan, place patties. Broil with tops about 5 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of burgers reads 165°F.

Place 2 tomato slice halves in pita pocket halves; place burgers over tomato slices. To serve, top each burger with about 3 tablespoons sauce.

Expert Tips

You can use a contact grill for these burgers. Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Place burgers on grill. Close grill. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of burgers reads 165°F.

If you don’t want to have sandwiches for dinner, serve these burgers as an entrée with a green salad on the side. Toss your favorite greens with grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, vinaigrette and a sprinkle of feta cheese.

Source Betty Crocker

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