January 2, 2008

Greek Style Turkey Burgers

This recipe is from the Better Homes and Garden Breast Cancer Cook book.

We've made this a few times, and it always ends up being one of our favorites. I made it for a light dinner when my mom was in over the holidays - so easy too - comes together in like 3o minutes.

Anytime I serve this dish I serve it with either roasted, grilled, or sauteed eggplant and zucchini with greek seasonings.

1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 packet dried Italian Dressing Mix
1 pound lean uncooked ground turkey or chicken
4 pita bread rounds, or 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
1 recipe Greek Salsa
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. In a medium bowl stir together bread crumbs, egg, milk, seasoning. Add turkey; mix well. Shape turkey mixture into four 6-inch-long by 1/2-inch-thick oval patties or four 1/2-inch-thick round patties.
2. Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 11 to 13 minutes or until no longer pink (165 degrees F), turning once halfway through broiling time. (I cook mine on a non-stick griddle pan instead)
3. Serve the burgers in pita bread rounds. Top with Greek Salsa and sprinkle with feta cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Greek Salsa: In a small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/2 packet of the seasoning. Stir in 1 cup finely chopped tomato, 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber, and 1/4 cup finely chopped, pitted kalamata or ripe olives. Makes about 1-1/3 cups.

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