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This turkey burger recipe has a winning flavor combo

By: Bonnie S. Benwick The Washington Post
January 10, 2018 Updated: January 10, 2018 at 8:53 am
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Turkey Burgers With Feta and Dill. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post.

This recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey-burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta cheese, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.

You could serve this burger without any condiment, but a dollop of tzatziki or squirt of Sriracha would cool it down or spice it up nicely. Serve with baked sweet potato fries or a cucumber salad.

Turkey Burgers With Feta and Dill

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Yield: 4 servings

1/2 medium red onion 2 small cloves garlic 4 stems fresh dill 1 pound to 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (breast meat) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 4 whole-grain hamburger buns Green-leaf lettuce leaves, for serving

Procedure:

Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, cut the red onion into thin slices, reserving 4 of them for serving. Finely chop the remaining red onion slices, garlic and dill; together is OK. Transfer to a mixing bowl, then add the ground turkey, salt, pepper and feta. Grease the palms of your clean hands with a light coating of cooking oil spray, then use your hands to gently blend the mixture. Form into 4 equal patties that are 3/4- to 1-inch thick.

Grease both sides of each patty lightly with cooking oil spray, then place in the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, nicely browning the exterior and making sure the interior is cooked through (165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).

While the burgers are cooking, you can toast the buns and gather condiments.

Place lettuce leaves on each bottom bun, then the burgers. Put a slice of red onion on each burger, then finish with the top buns. Serve warm, with condiments.

Nutrition information per serving (using 1 pound meat): 320 calories, 36 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 8 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 630 mg sodium, 4 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugar.

Source: Adapted from "Prevention's Mediterranean Table: 100 Vibrant Recipes to Share for Lifelong Health," by the editors of Prevention Magazine and Jennifer McDaniel.

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