Thursday, May 28, 2009

Greek-Style Turkey Burgers


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup fine dry wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 0.7-oz. envelope Italian salad dressing mix (5 teaspoons)
  • 1 lb. uncooked ground turkey or chicken
  • 4 100%whole wheat burger buns or pita bread rounds, toasted.
  • Olive-Tomato Relish
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (1 oz.)..sliced or crumbled is fine.


1. In a medium bowl beat egg white with a whisk; stir in bread crumbs, milk, and half of the dry salad dressing mix. Add turkey; mix well. (Reserve the remaining half of the dry salad dressing mix for Olive-Tomato Relish.) Shape turkey mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.

2. Place patties on the grill rack directly over medium heat; grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until turkey is done (165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.

3. Butter 100% whole wheat buns and grill until lightly crisp and browned. Place patty on and top with Olive-Tomato Relish and feta cheese. Makes 4 servings.

* Olive-Tomato Relish: In a small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and the remaining half of the dry salad dressing mix. Stir in 1 cup finely chopped tomato, 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber, and 1/4 cup finely chopped pitted kalamata or ripe olives. Makes about 1-1/3 cups.

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