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Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

These filling, flavorful Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce have gotten rave reviews from readers!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1.5 ounces crumbled Feta cheese
  • 3 minced garlic cloves, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¾ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup grated and squeezed dry cucumber, Once grated, squeeze it out to remove the liquid so it doesn’t make the tzatziki watery
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, spinach, Feta cheese, 2 minced garlic cloves, egg, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and rosemary and stir together until thoroughly mixed. Form into four equal patties and place on a platter or cutting mat. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least one hour*.
  • *Once you’ve placed the turkey patties in the refrigerator, take out a smaller mixing bowl and combine the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, remaining minced garlic clove, lemon juice and dill, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour so that the flavors meld together.
  • When ready to cook, lightly mist a nonstick grill pan or skillet with cooking spray and bring over medium heat. Place the burger patties on the pan (you may need to work in batches depending on the size of your pan), and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the patties and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the burgers are cooked through.
  • To build each burger, place a couple leaves of lettuce on the bottom half of a burger bun and top with two slices of tomato. Add the cooked burger patty and top with 2 ½ tablespoons of tzatziki sauce (from step 2) followed by the top of the burger bun. Dig in!

Notes

MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1 burger on a bun with toppings) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 8 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1 Burger patty only) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 5 SmartPoints/ Blue: 2 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
9 per (1 burger on a bun with toppings) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per (1 burger patty only) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information per (1 burger on a bun with toppings) serving:
366 calories, 29 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 39 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
Nutrition Information per (1 burger patty only) serving:
211 calories, 2 g carbs, 0 g sugars, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 30 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
Adapted from Family Food on the Table and Foodie Crush