Low Fat/Low Carb Greek Stuffed Burger

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 4
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb ground turkey
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp oregano, dried
2 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
1 tsp thyme, dried
1 small onion, grated
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 medium lemon juice
1 medium lemon zest, grated
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
4 oz feta cheese, fat free
1 large onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
fat free extra virgin olive oil spray/for grill
TZATZIKI SAUCE
8 oz greek yogurt, fat free
1 small kirby cucumber, grated and drained
1 tsp dill, dried
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tsp red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

The Cook

Sherri Logan Williams Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Danville VA, lives in Crestview, FL
logansw
Member Since Feb 2011
Sherri's notes for this recipe:
This is my healthy version of my greek stuffed burger. It's just as tasty but alot less fat and calories.

Some of my changes were:
ground beef/lamb...ground turkey
feta cheese...fat free feta
greek yogurt...fat free greek yogurt
caramelized onions...grilled onions

I'm revising some of my favorite recipes so that they will be healthier. Happy Cooking! sw:)
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Directions

1
Mix and chill tzatziki sauce for at 30 minutes
2
In a large bowl add turkey and the next 9 ingredients. Mix well.
3
Make 8 (3)inch patties. On 4 patties add 1 oz of feta cheese. Top the 4 patties with the other 4 patties. Pinch the sides to make 4 burgers.
4
Lightly brush onion slices with oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Lightly brush a little oil on both sides of the burger to prevent sticking.
5
Spray grill grates with oil. Heat grill to medium high temperture. Add burgers and onion slices
6
Grill burgers and onions about 5-6 minutes on each side or until done.
7
Top your burgers with the cool and refreshing tzatziki sauc, grilled onions and chunks of tomato.
Comments

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user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - May 15, 2011
Nice idea, beautiful presentation. never would have come up with this myself, and the flavors in this sound amazing. Thanks for a really different slant on a healthy burger.
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - May 15, 2011
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user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - May 15, 2011
Thanks, Jane...I'm doing the healthy thing now...LOL. If there is any yummy, tasty, high fat, high calorie recipes you may want me in re-invent to a low fat and low carb version, please let me know. This is my challenge for the next few months. I hope to get some input from more of our JAP family. Happy Cooking! sw:)
user Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - May 15, 2011
Hey that is a great idea, and lots of us do that trying to cut back without cutting back on taste.

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