Grilled Turkey Burgers

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, these juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers are the thing!  Made with ground turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, dill and fresh mint.  They have a delicious Greek flavor and they’re served with a quick and easy tzatziki sauce.

These juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers are a healthy, deliciously seasoned and are super easy Greek turkey burgers to pull together.

This is one of those easy Greek food recipes that you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.  These ground turkey burgers are light and healthy and loaded with flavor.   Sure to be a hit with your whole family!

These juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers are a healthy, deliciously seasoned and are super easy to make

GROUND TURKEY BURGERS RECIPE

These Greek turkey burgers are amazing served on a bun with all the fixins, but they’re also delish served with tzaziki and a tossed green salad for a lighter low-cal dinner.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Lean ground turkey
  • Dried dill and dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Fresh mint
  • Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

HOW TO MAKE TURKEY BURGERS

These ground turkey patties come together in about 20 minutes start-to-finish

  1. Mix meat and seasoning: Add the meat to a large mixing bowl. Gently fold in the olive oil, seasoning, garlic and the sun-dried tomatoes. Don’t over mix or your patties won’t be as tender.
  2. Form patties:  Shape meat into 4 meat patties.
  3. Refrigerate patties:  Refrigerate or freeze for 10 minutes so the patties stay firm and hold their shape
  4. Heat and oil grill:  Brush extra virgin olive oil on a heated grill.
  5. Cook ground turkey patties:  Grill the meat patties over medium-high heat on an outdoor grill or a stove-top grill.
  6. Serve:  Serve turkey burgers with tzaziki.

HOW LONG TO COOK TURKEY BURGERS

Depending on the thickness of your patties and the heat of your grill, cook the turkey patties over medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side, or until completely cooked through (no longer pink inside).

These juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers are a healthy, deliciously seasoned and are super easy ground turkey burgers to pull together.

TZAZIKI RECIPE

Tzaziki sauce is a classic Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumber, Greek yogurt, garlic, dill and olive oil.  It goes perfect with these Greek turkey burgers!!

  • Greek yogurt
  • English cucumber
  • Lemon juice
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh dill (or dried)

HOW TO MAKE TZAZIKI SAUCE

This tzaziki comes together in about 5 minutes, but for a fuller flavor, it really benefits from sitting in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

  1. Grate cucumber and lightly squeeze grated cucumber in your hands to remove excess liquid.  Transfer squeezed cucumber to a bowl. 
  2. Stir in yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. 
  3. Let mixture set for 5-10 minutes.  Adjust seasoning to your taste.

SALADS TO SERVE WITH TURKEY BURGERS

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Originally published 2.2014 – updated 8.2020

These juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers are a healthy, deliciously seasoned and are super easy Greek turkey burgers to pull together.
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

If you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, these juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers are the thing!  Made with ground turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, dill and fresh mint.  They have a delicious Greek flavor and they're served with an easy tzatziki sauce.  

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For Tzaziki

  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)

Instructions

For the Turkey Patties

  1. Add the meat to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gently fold in the olive oil, seasoning, garlic and the sun-dried tomatoes. Don’t over mix or your patties won’t be as tender. Form into 4 meat patties.
  3. Refrigerate or freeze for 10 minutes so the patties stay firm and hold their shape
  4. Brush extra virgin olive oil on the grill.
  5. Grill the meat patties over medium-high heat on an outdoor grill or a stove-top grill for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until completely cooked through.
  6. Transfer to a platter.

For the Tzaziki Sauce

  1. Grate cucumber and lightly squeeze the liquid from the cucumber with your hands. Transfer squeezed cucumber to a bowl. 
  2. Stir in yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. 
  3. Let mixture set for 5-10 minutes (best if it can sit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving). 
  4. Adjust seasoning to your taste.

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