October 4, 2014

Greek Turkey Burgers

Living only a couple minutes away from Whataburger, I often find it hard to avoid picking up a big burger on my way home from class.  I love eating healthy foods, but every once in a while you just need a good burger. Well why not have both? With these delicious greek turkey burgers you can feel good about what you're eating and still satisfy that burger craving! Trust me, these things are delicious!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1.25 lbs Lean Ground Turkey $5.00
  • 1 Large or 2 Small Tomatoes $1.47
  • 2 1/2 Cups Baby Spinach $1.50
  • 1 Medium Cucumber $1.00
  • 1 Medium Red Onion $1.32
  • 10 Tablespoons Reduced Fat Feta Cheese $4.12

Serving Size: 1 burger
Total Servings: 5
Price Per Serving: $2.88
Nutrition (per serving):
      Calories: 222
      Carbs: 6 g
      Fat: 10 g
      Protein: 25 g

Start off by adding your turkey to a mixing bowl

Cut your red onion in half, then cut off the ends and remove the skin. Set half of the onion aside for later, then chop the other half into small pieces (you don't want any big onion chunks in your burger)

Add the onion to your turkey along with a teaspoon of salt and pepper. Then using a fork or your hands, mix everything to combine. 

Divide the turkey into 5 equal parts and form patties with your hands. If you're only making one burger like me, wrap the other 4 in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer. Then, the night before you plan on using it, place it in the refrigerator to thaw.

Heat a pan over meduim-high heat and add about a tablespoon of oil. Once the pan is hot, add your burger. The meat should begin to sizzle. Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side, then flip it and cook for another 5 minutes. Once you take it off the heat, cut it in half to make sure it is cooked all the way through. If it isn't, return the burger to the pan for another minute or two.

While your burger is cooking, cut up your cucumber and tomato. I peel the skin off of my cucumber but feel free to leave it on if you want. Then cut about 5-6 slices of cucumber and 2-3 slices of tomato per burger.

 To assemble, lay 1/2 cup of spinach on your plate, followed by your burger, cucumber, tomato, and 2 tablespoons of feta cheese. Feel free to add slices of additional red onion as well. Serve alongside some fruit for the perfect burger dinner.

Sure, you could sandwich all of this between two burger buns, feel free. I don't think you really need them though.

Bonus: Meet my cat Brienne, named after this awesome lady

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

  1. Hamburger without bun? This is madnesss....!! :-)