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Recipe: Easy Turkey Burger with Feta, Cucumber and Ranch

BY La Jolla Mom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martin’s Food Markets. All opinions are 100% mine.

This easy turkey burger recipe is great for the times you need to whip something together in 30 minutes or less.  We usually serve them at barbecues as many of our friends prefer leaner meat but also eat them regularly on our own. It’s nice to have a recipe on hand that elevates the standard turkey burger to another level… perhaps with a little Greek flair.

The Martin’s Savory Recipe Center is full of burger recipes in celebration of July 4th. I agreed to make the North American Gobbler Burger–basically a turkey burger with feta cheese and an easy diced cucumber and ranch tzatziki-like sauce–because it looked like one of the easiest options to prepare that has a flavor profile I thought would appeal to my family. Plus, we’re headed to Greece on vacation in just a few weeks.

This turkey burger recipe actually requires very little prep. Dice the cucumber and mix it with ranch dressing. Set aside. Place the tomato and basil feta cheese in the ground turkey meat and mix it.

For me, turkey burgers need a little extra help to avoid the patties become dry and tasteless and the tomato basil feta cheese definitely prevented this.
Easy Turkey Burger with Feta and Cucumber Ranch recipe
Form patties and grill them on the barbecue or a flat stovetop griddle. We like our buns grilled, too, so I popped those on for a minute (cut side down).

Assemble the burger with extra feta cheese, the cucumber and ranch sauce, red onions, lettuce, pickles and whatever else you like. You could use regular ranch dressing which is a little thicker to prevent dripping but, frankly, I liked the way the ranch soaked a little into the bun as it made for extra tasty bites.
Easy Turkey Burger with Feta and Cucumber Ranch Recipe
I would definitely make these again because the end result is an incredibly moist burger with a light, refreshing flavor. Even my sometimes-picky 9-year-old loved it.

If serving a crowd, I would add the cucumber and ranch mix as well as the tomato basil feta to a burger bar so guests can assemble these turkey burgers however they like. Try it!

Easy Turkey Burger with Feta and Cucumber Ranch recipe

Recipe: Easy Turkey Burger with Feta, Cucumber and Ranch

Recipe: Easy Turkey Burger with Feta, Cucumber and Ranch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup peeled and minced cucumber
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup crumbled basil and tomato feta cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 onion rolls, split

Instructions

  1. Mix ranch dressing and cucumber together and reserve.
  2. Gently mix ground turkey with 1/2 cup feta cheese and black pepper. Shape into four 4-oz. patties and flatten slightly.
  3. Grill or broil turkey burgers, using direct medium heat, 6 to 8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
  4. Meanwhile, heat onion rolls only until warm. For each burger, spread 2 tablespoons sauce on each roll. Place burgers on rolls and top each with about 1 tablespoon of feta cheese.

Save time and money by shopping at a Martin’s Food Markets near you. What are you grilling on the 4th?

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