Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

The inspiration for tonight's dinner was the beautiful cucumbers and tomatoes from my friend from work - Thanks Tony!! Fresh NJ vegetables - nothing beats them! Feta-stuffed turkey burgers with a tzatziki-esque sauce- quick, healthy, so good!

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground turkey
6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
Cooking spray
1/4 cup grated English cucumber (or regular with seeds removed)
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
4(1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
4 green leaf lettuce leaves
4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns

1. Combine first 6 ingredients. Divide mixture into four portions. Indent center of each portion; place 1 1/2 tablespoons feta into each. Fold turkey mixture around cheese; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
2. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side.
3. Combine cucumber, yogurt, and mint in a small bowl. Arrange 1 turkey patty, 1 tomato slice, 1 lettuce leaf, and 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on bottom half of each roll. Top with top halves of rolls.

1 comment:

  1. I made these and they are delicious. Thank you!