If you’ve ever thought that turkey burgers were bland and boring, you need to try this recipe. These are the perfect flavourful, non-beef burger option for the summer. The onions and ketchup keep the patties moist while the garlic, thyme, lemon and feta add tons of flavour. I also like to add Worcestershire sauce for a hint of extra flavour.
This burger recipe was inspired by my 5 ingredient turkey burgers, I find turkey can be a little bit bland so it’s important to add extra flavour and moisture when you’re making turkey burgers.
Ground turkey is leaner than ground beef, so you’ll often need to add extra fat to your burger–it could be mayonnaise, or turkey or chicken fat for moist turkey burgers. I’m using mayo in this recipe because I don’t have chicken or turkey fat on hand.
Will feta cheese melt in a burger?
Feta cheese is not a melting cheese, so it will hold together in the burger. If you wanted something to melt in your burger, you could opt for a melting cheese like cheddar.
How to keep turkey burgers from falling apart on the grill?
Turkey burgers are leaner so you need to add a bit of fat into the mixture. I don’t like adding breadcrumbs or egg to burgers because I find they end up a little bit more like meatloaf–which is ok if that’s what you’re going for, but that’s not what I like in a homemade turkey burger.
The other key is to make sure your grill is properly oiled and preheated. Turkey burgers will stick to a cold grill.
How to preheat a grill properly so food doesn’t stick?
Once you’ve turned on the grill, oil it with a neutral oil (I typically use canola oil), and preheat it with the lid closed for 10-15 minutes before starting to cook. This is a method that you should use for all of your summer grilling.
Greek turkey burgers with feta are a unique twist on a summer favourite.