The BEST Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

This post is sponsored by HP Hood Sour Cream.

Daniel will tell you himself that years ago, he was a much less adventurous eater. When we met, he claimed to not like sour cream. I was in disbelief and forced him to put a huge spoonful on the nachos we were eating. Immediately, he realized how wrong he was. These days, it’s one of his favorite condiments. We always have a container of sour cream in the fridge, and when we sit down to dinner Daniel usually puts a few dashes of hot sauce and then a spoonful of sour cream on his meat or veggies.

Ingredients for the best turkey burgers

Most of our experience with sour cream has been as a condiment or sauce (oooor as the secret ingredient in a very special chocolate cake recipe!). But now I realize it’s even more versatile and can be used in so many of the weeknight meals I make all the time.

How to make Greek Turkey Burgers

Take these Greek turkey burgers, for one: I decided to add Hood Sour Cream to the mix not only because I knew it would add a deliciously creamy flavor, but also because sour cream would help prevent the burgers from drying out (a common problem with lean ground turkey).

Make turkey burger patties

Add grated zucchini to burgers for moisture and bulk!

Another way I kept these patties moist was by adding in grated zucchini. This also helped to bulk up the size of my patties making for a more pleasingly filling burger!

Greek style turkey burgers with feta tzatziki sauce

And for good measure—mostly because in this family you add sour cream on top of everything—I also used it for the tzatziki-style topper, along with feta, fresh parsley, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This sauce is incredible, I have to say. So easy yet so flavorful! I’d use it with steak, chicken, fish…you name it.

Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

These turkey burgers are a fabulous summer dinner idea, easy to make, and have such great fresh flavor. Hood Sour Cream is made with high quality ingredients and gives a consistent and delicious taste. It’s no wonder that it has been trusted for generations to make simple recipes spectacular. It is the real star of the show in this quick and delicious weekday dinner.

You can find Hood Sour Cream in dairy cases throughout New England! For more recipes visit HoodSourCream.com.

The BEST Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Makes: 4 Burgers

The BEST Greek Turkey Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

    For the Feta Tzatziki:
  • ⅓ cup Hood Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • For the Turkey Burgers:
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Hood Sour Cream
  • ¼ cup grated zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Remaining Ingredients:
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Make the feta tzatziki: In a small bowl, stir together the Hood Sour Cream, parsley, feta, and lemon juice until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to top the burgers.
  2. Make the turkey burgers: Use the small holes on a box grater to finely grate your zucchini. Then, place your grated zucchini into a bowl lined with two sheets of paper towels. Wrap the paper towels around the zucchini and squeeze out the excess moisture (this will prevent the zucchini adding too much water to the burgers).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, sour cream, zucchini, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to mix well. The mixture will be wet and soft, but if you find it too difficult to form into patties, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Form the burgers into 4 evenly sized patties.
  4. Spray a large grill pan (or any large pan you like) well with nonstick cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. Add the turkey burgers and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes per side (a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the patties should register 165 degrees F).
  5. Divide the cooked turkey patties among the hamburger buns and top with thinly sliced red onion, lettuce, and a big dollop of feta tzatziki sauce! Serve immediately.
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