{Recipe} Greek Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Summer (or spring for some of you poor folks) is quickly approaching & nothing says summer more than being outside grilling.  I LOVE grilling & not just because I don't actually have to grill (thanks J) but because some of the foods I love most taste best when grilled (kosher hot dogs, I'm looking at you.) So I realized recently that I needed to up my grilling game. However, our grill is currently covered in leaves, so grilling without doing a major clean-up wasn't going to happen. But that was OK because I own a Foreman & for the sake of trying new recipes, the Foreman would totally suffice. Except, I seem to have LOST IT. No, seriously, my Foreman is M.I.A. Did I loan it to someone? If you have my Foreman, can you just tell me? My only other thought is it somehow ended up in our storage unit in the garage which is a giant pain to get to. SO instead of giving up, I went to target & bought a grill pan (similar one here mine also included a lid). Problem solved! I wanted to make turkey burgers but wanted something more fun. I got the idea to grill Greek turkey burgers out of absolutely nowhere. But once I did a quick search on Pinterest, I discovered they were a thing. The best part, this recipe lead me to a new blog, Budget Bytes...which is all about making yummy meals for as cheap as possible.  J & I both LOVED this recipe & were actually sad when our dinner came to an end. Some turkey burgers really lack flavor & can be really dry. These were SO full of flavor & tender. The recipe says it makes 6 burgers...in our house it only made 4 :) There was also a delicious Greek sauce that was awesome, but the recipe made about 10x the amount we needed, so I attempted to cut down the amount below. We will definitely be making these again!!

Serves: 4
Cook time: 30 mins
How difficult was this? Not hard at all!
4 oz. plain greek yogurt
1 medium fresh lemon
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried dill
1.25lbs ground turkey
1/4 medium red onion, chopped (some used the leftover onion to top the burger)
2 oz. frozen spinach, thawed & drained
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1 tsp dried oregano
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
salt & pepper to taste
4 wheat burger buns (THRILLING)
Cucumber/Tomatoes (optional for topping)
First,  you need to make the sauce so the flavors have time to blend while making the burgers.
In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, garlic, dill, juice from half the lemon & a dash of salt.
Cover & refrigerate until it's time to chow.
In a large bowl combine the meat, onion, spinach, egg, feta, bread crumbs, oregano, salt & pepper.  I also added just a bit more garlic in for funsies.
Mix everything as thoroughly as possible.
Divide the meat into 4 equal parts. Then roll into nice round balls.
If using a regular grill, flatten the balls just a bit. Because we used a lid on our grill pan (there is probably a better name for it) it flattened our burgers a bit for us but you'll see ours are a tad more plump & took longer to cook.
Make sure you use a non-stick pan OR really spray down your grill.
Cook until meat is thoroughly cooked through. It took ours about 20 mins,  We cut into one just to make sure.
Once cooked through, remove from heat & top with desired toppings. Personally, I didn't think they needed anything besides the sauce.


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