Greek-Style Burgers with Tzatziki

Greek-Style Burgers with Tzatziki

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I thought I didn't like ground turkey - until I tried these  What a lovely surprise.  You can spread the tzatziki on the burger or bun or dip your burger in it, serve on pita with tahini, tomatoes and lettuce or even use it as a salad dressing.  However you serve it, the idea is to get it into your mouth as quickly as possible.  Watch out for flying Mmmmms!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

3 servings

Ingredients

  • Tzatziki:
  • 1 pint sour cream or Greek-style super thick yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, grated on a box grater and squeezed to remove as much water as possible (see note)
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill salt
  • Burgers:
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 C. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 C. olives, chopped (I usually use chopped salad olives)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried basil (optional)
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 onion hamburger buns

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Directions

To make the tzatziki, just mix everything up together until it is all blended and the oil has emulsified into the yogurt/sour cream and put in a sealable Tupperware bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before using to allow the flavors to come out.

For the burgers, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties, then grill.

Note: These are the long, thin, almost seedless kind. If I have time, I often lightly salt the grated cucumber and put in a colander to drain, then squeeze out water as per usual. This eliminates even more water.

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