This 5-ingredient Greek Turkey Burger combines lean ground turkey with a super simple seasoning mix to make an easy weeknight dinner that's packed with flavor.
I love Greek-inspired recipes like this Greek turkey burger, topped with my own recipe for Tzatziki sauce (a yogurt sauce made with Greek yogurt and cucumber.) I've also got a Greek fries recipe and a roasted lemon potatoes recipe which make use of Tzatziki sauce for dipping.
I'm crazy about burgers, and for the past few years, I've been into turkey burgers (as well as ground chicken burgers and veggie burgers) more than beef burgers. I've been slowly cutting beef out of my diet as I try to eat my vegetables and less meat, although I still eat some chicken and turkey.
And let me tell you I don't feel like I'm missing out when it comes to burgers, especially these greek burgers. The key is to add a lot of great flavor into the patty, which comes from my simple Greek seasoning recipe. But you can absolutely feel free to make these burgers with ground beef instead.
I also have a basic turkey burger recipe for days when I want a kind of everyday burger - something a little more suited to other toppings like cheddar cheese or jalapeno avocado sauce.
Toppings for a Greek burger
These patties would be good served on a pita also, with tzatziki, lots of lettuce and sliced tomato and red onion.
You can also skip the bun and make a great burger salad with these - we do this all the time. Just add the burger patties on top of some mixed greens and add more fun toppings like tomato, cucumber, black olives, and feta cheese. You can use Tzatziki sauce to dress it or make a quick Greek salad dressing with the Greek seasoning mix.
What to serve with Greek turkey burgers
- a simple salad of greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar
- a Greek salad
- lemon potatoes
- brown rice + roasted vegetables
Greek Turkey Burger
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the burger ingredients.
- Form the mixture into six burger patties. Use wet hands to keep the mixture from sticking.
- Fry for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
- Serve each burger patty on a bun and add your choice of toppings.
- Cook ground turkey to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- I use my own recipe for Greek Seasoning, Tzatziki Sauce and Brioche Buns.
This post was originally posted on January 15, 2018. Updated February 12, 2021 to provide clearer recipe information, nutritional information, and updated photography.
A note about photography: I am always trying to improve my photography with every photo I take. I like to update older posts with newer photos as I've done here. I've kept one of the old photos at the bottom of this post to remind myself of the progress I've made over 3 years.
Greek Turkey Burgers - Step by Step
How to cook turkey burgers.
- Add one pound of ground turkey to a bowl.
- Add an egg, bread crumbs, chopped red onion, Greek seasoning, salt, and pepper. You could also add chopped spinach and some feta cheese here.
- Mix and form into six patties. Slightly dampen hands to ensure the mixture doesn't stick.
- Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium and add a small amount of cooking oil. Add about 3 patties at a time and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, flipping once, or until cooked through. Serve hot with your desired toppings.
The Government of Canada recommends cooking ground turkey to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
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