This turkey burger recipe has a winning flavour combo

THIS recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey-burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta cheese, red onion and dill makes the meat flavourful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.

You could serve this burger without any condiment, but a dollop of tzatziki or squirt of Sriracha would cool it down or spice it up nicely. – Text & Photo by The Washington Post

Turkey Burgers With Feta and Dill

Four servings

WE TESTED these using 16 ounces and 20 ounces of ground turkey, and preferred the thicker burgers from the 20-ounce portion. Both work fine. The burgers can be cooked on an outdoor grill as well.

Serve with baked sweet potato fries or a cucumber salad.


1/2 medium red onion

Two small cloves garlic

Four stems fresh dill

One pound to 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (breast meat; see headnote)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Four whole-grain hamburger buns

Green-leaf lettuce leaves, for serving


HEAT a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, cut the red onion into thin slices, reserving four of them for serving.

Finely chop the remaining red onion slices, garlic and dill; together is okay.

Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Add the ground turkey, salt, pepper and feta.

Grease the palms of your clean hands with a light coating of cooking oil spray, then use your hands to gently blend the mixture.

Form into four equal patties that are 3/4- to one-inch thick.

Grease both sides of each patty lightly with cooking oil spray, then place in the pan.

Cook for about four minutes on each side, nicely browning the exterior and making sure the interior is cooked through (165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).

While the burgers are cooking, you can toast the buns and gather condiments.

Place lettuce leaves on each bottom bun, then the burgers.

Put a slice of red onion on each burger, then finish with the top buns.

Serve warm, with condiments.

Nutrition | Per serving (using one pound meat): 320 calories, 36g protein, 27g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 4g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 4g dietary fibre, 3g sugar

Nutrition | Per serving (using one-and-a-quarter pounds meat): 350 calories, 42g protein, 27g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 4g saturated fat, 95mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 4g dietary fibre, 3g sugar