Greek Turkey Burgers

Tired of traditional burgers? This healthy sandwich has flavors reminiscent of Greek gyros. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped, divided
  • 1 pound lean (93%) ground turkey
  • 1 container (8 ounces) nonfat plain yogurt, divided
  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1   egg white
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 6   pita bread rounds
  • 6   lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. For burgers, finely chop onion using Food Chopper. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine ground turkey, 1/4 cup of the onion, 1/4 cup of the yogurt, bread crumbs, egg white, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon of the oregano, salt and black pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly using Pastry Blender.

  2. For sauce, stir remaining 2 tablespoons onion and 1/4 teaspoon oregano into remaining yogurt; set aside. 

  3. Form turkey mixture into 6 oval patties, 1/2 inch thick. Using Kitchen Spritzer, lightly spray (12-in.) Skillet with olive oil; heat over medium heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Cook patties 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in center, turning once with Nylon Turner

  4. Meanwhile, use Ultimate Mandoline to slice tomatoes and cucumber. Cut one third off top of each pita bread to form a pocket. Fill each pita bread with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and turkey burger. Top with reserved yogurt sauce. 

Yield:

  • 6  servings of 1 sandwich

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 320, Fat 7 g, Sodium 660 mg, Dietary Fiber 2 g 

Cook's Tips:

Turkey burgers can be grilled over medium heat or medium, ash-covered coals for 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in center, turing once with BBQ Turner

When using the Ultimate Mandoline, use the v-shaped blade for slicing tomatoes and the adjustable blade for thinly slicing vegetables such as cucumbers.

Use the Egg Separator to easily separate egg white from yolk. Refrigerate the leftover yolk and add it to scrambled eggs or French toast batter for tomorrow's breakfast.

Serve these burgers with red grapes or marinated bean salad from the deli. Enjoy lime sherbet topped with fresh raspberries for dessert.

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