Feta Basil Turkey Burgers

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This is the first turkey burger I’ve ever eaten in my life. And to be honest, I’d never had a desire to eat a turkey burger. In my mind, turkey burgers were just the lame, less tasty, healthier substitute for people who were too preoccupied with their diet to eat a REAL burger. Well…I stand before you with an entirely new opinion of turkey burgers. Like I said, I’d never even wanted to try this faux burger, but I read on a cooking website about how turkey actually blends really well with other flavors, where beef tends to overpower other flavors. It’s this crucial difference that makes turkey really suitable for making unique tasting burgers! So I decided to try it, and my life has been changed…seriously. I’ve been pinning turkey burger recipes on pinterest like crazy now because this was SO GOOD!

If you like feta, basil, and mediterranean flavors, you will absolutely LOVE this dish. I seriously could not stop gushing about how delicious it was! I’ll admit, the family was skeptical about turkey burgers because they, like me, thought it was just for people on diets. However, by the end of the meal, everyone was singing its praises. I definitely encourage you to give this a try. It might change your life like it did mine!

Feta Basil Turkey Burgers

Yields: 4 servings

Feta Basil Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey (I used 94% lean ground turkey)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • desired toppings (red onion, lettuce, tomatoes, condiments, etc)

Directions

  1. Using a gentle touch, mix together the ground turkey, feta crumbles, chopped basil, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with your fingertips.
  2. Shape the turkey meat into 4 patties, keeping in mind that the burger will shrink up a bit after it has cooked. Don't make the patties too thick or they'll take too long to cook.
  3. Heat a grill to high heat. Once hot, add the patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side to seal in the juices. Then turn heat to low and continue cooking for about 4 minutes on each side. Time will vary depending on how hot your grill is and how thick your patties are, but you want the center of the turkey burger to read at 165 degrees F.
  4. Serve with any toppings you want, and enjoy!
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Source: Fifteen Spatulas

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