Saturday, August 8, 2009

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

If you haven't noticed already, I'm rather drawn to ground turkey and these meat patties have a flavor that just makes my mouth water. We made this burger recipe the other night and with the feta filling and the yogurt/cucumber sauce it almost felt like I was eating a Greek burger if such a thing exists. I'm really trying to be more careful about what I eat and this dinner was very satisfying yet low-calorie! I loaded mine with plenty of lettuce and fresh garden tomatoes and ate it on a yummy flat-bread bun I found at Costco that was low calorie as well.

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Recipe Courtesy of Cooking Light
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns
1. Combine first 6 ingredients. Divide mixture into four portions. Indent center of each portion; place 1 1/2 tablespoons feta into each. Fold turkey mixture around cheese; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
2. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side.
3. Combine cucumber, yogurt, and mint in a small bowl. Arrange 1 turkey patty, 1 tomato slice, 1 lettuce leaf, and 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on bottom half of each roll. Top with top halves of rolls.
Sautéed zucchini: Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups sliced zucchini and 2 minced garlic cloves; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 386
Fat: 13.7g (sat 4.5g,mono 4.3g,poly 3g)
Protein: 30.2g
Carbohydrate: 34g
Fiber: 2.3g
Cholesterol: 109mg
Iron: 3.9mg
Sodium: 897mg
Calcium: 198mg

1 comment:

Degns Of Our Lives said...

Ooooohh, I'm so doing this recipe!! It looks delicious!

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