Turkey Burgers with Herb Sauce Recipe
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Turkey Burgers with Herb Sauce Recipe

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A tangy sour cream sauce complements these moist ground turkey burgers stuffed with feta cheese. “It’s not always easy to cook for two,” notes Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia, “but burgers make it a cinch. This recipe can easily be doubled, too.”
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/3 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 sesame seed hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 391 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the onion, parsley and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four thin patties. Top two patties with feta cheese; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165°.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the chives, basil, lemon juice, tarragon, salt, pepper and remaining sour cream. Serve burgers on lettuce-lined buns with herb sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Burgers with Herb Sauce in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006 , p33

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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rohanss User ID: 5931493 157250
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011


whitecrow User ID: 3733906 138219
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"This was the first time I've tried turkey burger in any way. This recipe is a great change of pace from hamburger. It's definety a keeper. I did end up frying it in a pan, as it was some what mussy for Bar Be Que. the sauce was also good, but I did use it sparingly."

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