Greek Turkey Burgers

turkey burger
The National Turkey Federation
  • Yield: 4 servings


1tablespoon olive oil
1large onion, finely chopped
1pound ground turkey
2tablespoons pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and finely chopped
1tablespoon chopped parsley
1teaspoon minced garlic
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper
1/4cup sour cream
1/4cup Feta cheese, crumbled
4-- pieces fresh pita bread
1small cucumber, finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; saute 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until onion is very tender and golden, stirring frequently, about 10 to 15 minutes longer or until onions are caramelized. Season with salt and pepper. Cool slightly.
  2. Mix ground turkey, olives, parsley, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramelized onions, salt and pepper together. Form into 4-ounce patties.
  3. Grill over direct heat, about 4 to 5 inches from the heat source, for about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Grill to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile, combine sour cream and Feta cheese in food processor and pulse lightly to combine.
  5. Place cooked hot burger in folded pita and top with Feta cheese mixture and cucumbers.

Recipe by Chef Craig Scheuerman.