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Mini Greek Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

“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


  • 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
  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • daniellelovesTOH
    Apr 29, 2013

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  • 12Knights4Mari
    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.

  • merdontrall
    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.

  • Steponme
    Mar 5, 2012

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

  • Bertopia
    Aug 23, 2011

    These little guys rock!!

  • mnrweiss
    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!

  • bakerer
    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 greek sliders!

  • caro1j
    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!

  • farawaypoints
    Jul 31, 2008

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