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Turkey Burgers with Herb Sauce Recipe

Turkey Burgers with Herb Sauce Recipe

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 Lillian Julow of Gainesville, Texas, “but burgers make it a cinch. This recipe can easily be doubled, too.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (prepared with reduced-fat sour cream) equals 391 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 562 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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