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Mini Greek Burgers Recipe

Mini Greek Burgers Recipe

“For a cheaper version of lamb burgers, I substitute ground turkey. Serving it in a pita pocket is a fun and different twist on the regular burger in a bun.” —Nichole Helms, Piqua, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shredded seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • MINI BURGERS:
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), halved and warmed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the onion, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into sixteen 2-in. patties.
  • 3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve in pita halves with tomatoes and reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 435 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 754mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein .

Reviews for Mini Greek Burgers

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MY REVIEW
12Knights4Mari 88375
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"We absolutely love these. The yogurt sauce is to die for (even without dill - not a fan). I made these twice so far, and the second time I added some crumbled Feta, but they are just as tasty without it. Will definitely be making these regularly."

MY REVIEW
merdontrall 105818
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"Loved these. My husband was raving over them. I made lots and froze them in smaller quantities so we could have them many more times."

MY REVIEW
Steponme 101078
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"I've made other greek style burgers that were more flavorful. They weren't bad, but nothing special."

MY REVIEW
Bertopia 175149
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"These little guys rock!!"

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mnrweiss 174167
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"Very delicious! I used dried herbs instead of fresh b/c that's what I had, and used feta cheese in with the dressing. Definitely satisfies a Greek craving!"

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bakerer 88374
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"Delicious! healthy, too. When my husband and I tried them, our local grocery store was out of pita bread, so we ate them on mini hambuger buns, which also works well...mini greek sliders!"

MY REVIEW
caro1j 104981
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"We totally love these. Our kids, however, balked at the green pieces in the burgers. I also do not like dill, so we used parsley in both the sauce and the burgers. Tasted quite yummy all around!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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