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Turkey Burgers with Feta and Basil

These Turkey Burgers have tons of flavor and are quick to make. They're a healthy and delicious option for a weeknight meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey burger recipes, turkey burgers, turkey feta burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 burgers, easily doubles, triples, etc
Calories 337kcal

Ingredients

For the Turkey Burgers:

  • 1 lb dark ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbsp packed chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt*
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • desired toppings like red onion, lettuce, tomatoes, condiments, etc

Instructions

  • Gently mix together the ground turkey, feta crumbles, chopped basil, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with your fingertips. Make sure not to overwork the meat, but rather to think of distributing the ingredients evenly. 
  • Form the meat mixture into 4 patties, keeping in mind that the burger will shrink up during cooking. For this reason, I usually make them flatter than I ultimately want, and a little bit wider than the bun. Don’t make the patties too thick or they’ll take too long to cook.
  • To cook on the stove, heat up a cast iron skillet over medium high heat for a couple minutes. Once the pan is hot, add the turkey patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Time will vary depending on how hot your pan is and how thick your patties are, but you want the center of the turkey burger to read at 165 degrees F. If you find that the burgers are browning too much before the interior is cooking through, you can put a lid on the pan, or pop the burgers into a hot oven for a few minutes to finish cooking. 
  • You may also grill the burgers either on an indoor or outdoor grill. About 3 minutes on each side as well, depending on how intense the heat is. Check for doneness using a thermometer, aiming for 165F.
  • Serve the turkey burgers with any accompaniments you want, and enjoy!

Notes

If you don’t have a thermometer, please get one! They’re not expensive and they will make your life in the kitchen a lot easier (I own this one and it’s only $20).
*since feta is pretty salty, I use minimal salt here and find 1/4 tsp total is perfect. You may need to adjust to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g