Mini Greek Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Sauce

Mini Greek Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Sauce
Pillsbury

Even the Greeks know their burgers, and Pillsbury does right by them by creating this authentic turkey burger recipe using their frozen French loaves as buns. 

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6
Servings
398
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread, or one 11-ounce can Pillsbury refrigerated crusty French loaf
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 Ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt, or regular yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup finely diced peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper, plus more if needed
  • 1 Pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 small cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • One 6-ounce block reduced-fat feta cheese, cut into 6 (2-by-1 1/2-by-1/2-inch-thick) pieces
  • 6 lettuce leaves

Directions

If using Pillsbury refrigerated crusty French loaf, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut the loaf of dough crosswise into 6 pieces to make buns. Place the buns, seam sides down and 2 inches apart, on the baking sheet. Cut 2 (½-inch-deep) slashes in top of each bun. Bake 19 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the yogurt, cucumber, dill weed, lemon juice, and dash of salt and pepper; refrigerate.

In medium bowl, mix the turkey, garlic, onion, parsley, seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of the oil. Shape the mixture into 12 patties, about 3 inches in diameter. Place one piece of cheese on each of 6 patties; top with the remaining patties. Pinch edges to seal well.

In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Increase the heat to medium-high; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until the burgers have a dark brown, caramelized appearance and a thermometer inserted in center of turkey (not cheese) reads 165 degrees.

Cut the buns horizontally in ½. Place 1 tablespoon of the yogurt sauce on bottom of each bun and top with lettuce leaf, burger, and the top of the bun. Secure each sandwich with toothpick; serve with remaining sauce. 

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Protein
27g
55%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
71µg
8%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.4%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3%
Vitamin K
51µg
63%
Calcium
196mg
20%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
52µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
109µg
27%
Folic acid
34µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
42mg
11%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
34%
Phosphorus
303mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
296mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
35.5%
Sodium
632mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
30.8%
Zinc
3mg
22%

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