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Contest-Winning Greek Turkey Burgers Recipe

Contest-Winning Greek Turkey Burgers Recipe

I pared down the recipe for these mouthwatering burgers after it was given to me by a dear friend. Cumin and cayenne pepper add to the turkey’s wonderful taste. –Marianne Shira of Osceola, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. For cucumber sauce, in a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the onion, green pepper, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • 4. Place cucumber and tomato slices on buns; top each bun with a burger and about 2 tablespoons cucumber sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 316 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 586 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.