Greek Style Feta Burgers

Here's the Dish

Feta cheese is one of my favorite types of cheese. It is packed with a rich, salty taste that gives any dish a bold flavor, and it just so happens to be one of the ‘healthier’ types of cheese. Feta is traditionally used in Greek dishes, such as spinach cheese pie, but I love to use it in my salads, wraps, eggs, and just about anything that needs cheese. I provided various ideas of additional Greek-style toppings to make these burgers as ‘Greek’ as you would like them to be.  For example, you could make a ‘Greek sauce’ by throwing some Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, olives, and roasted red pepper together in a food processor and spread it on the bun.

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 20-25 minutes.

1

Preheat grill or broiler. Coat grill or broiler pan with cooking spray.

2

In a medium bowl, mix together ground chicken, oregano, garlic powder, feta, and spinach until well combined; divide mixture into four balls and then press them gently into 4 patties.

3

Grill or broil patties until burgers are no longer pink inside (or they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees) about 7 to 8 minutes per side. Serve each burger on a bun with choice of toppings!

Ingredients

1 lb Lean ground chicken OR lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup Crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cupFrozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 tspDried oregano (or dried Italian seasoning)
1/4 tspGarlic powder
4Light hamburger buns OR 4 Large pieces of lettuce for lettuce wraps
OptionalRoasted red peppers, red onion rings, tomato slices

1 If using buns, look for light buns around 80 calories and around 3-5 grams of fiber each.

Katie's Tip!

You could also try wrapping this burger in a high fiber pita instead of a bun or lettuce wrap!

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Servings
170 Calories (For 1 Burger with Lettuce Wrap)
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

17 Comments

Laurie Wright said:

Love these!
I made them a couple days ago,best turkey burger I’ve ever had!

I just wanted to say thank you for all the great recipes!

April 27th, 2012 — 8:30am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Yeah! Thanks Laurie! :)

April 27th, 2012 — 11:19am  | 

JenS said:

These look yummy! I think I will have to make these this week!

April 29th, 2012 — 12:50pm  |  Reply

Cerissa said:

I love these! And I might have to do your make and freeze idea for some future lunches… yum! Also, I had another turkey burger recipe that browned both sides of the burgers, then added a cup of chicken broth and covered the pan to steam them until they were done. Worked perfectly to keep these babies moist. Thank you!

April 29th, 2012 — 10:19pm  |  Reply

AnnMarie said:

These were delicious!! Thanks for such a great idea!! :)

April 30th, 2012 — 1:36am  |  Reply

Jenny said:

These were SO flavorful and delicious!! I’ve tried a few different turkey burger recipes and this was my favorite so far. I also bought Tziztki sauce at Trader Joes to add a little sauce to the bread. So good.

May 1st, 2012 — 9:38pm  |  Reply

Cam said:

Just tried these tonight for supper. I have never had a better turkey burger! YUMMY! Thank you so much!

May 5th, 2012 — 9:47pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

Yum! These were delicious! My 3 year old son, husband and Jack Russell Terrier are in agreement with me!

May 16th, 2012 — 9:29am  |  Reply

Tiffany Buss said:

So so wonderful!! Made them with grilled red onion. So moist and tender!!

May 25th, 2012 — 6:49pm  |  Reply

Sabrina La Corte said:

If 4 ounces of lean ground turkey is 150 calories how is it only 20 more calories for feta (fat free is 30 per ounce)? I’m putting in recipies by ingredient and I get way more calories then ones on the site.
The recipie is delicious by the way!!! I’m just having trouble understanding the calorie count on recipies

July 7th, 2012 — 4:23pm  |  Reply

Mandy Nicoletta said:

These were really good and didn’t dry out like other recipes I’ve tried in the past.

July 20th, 2012 — 12:01pm  |  Reply

Sarah Hunt said:

these were fantastic and not dry at all!

August 14th, 2012 — 3:58am  |  Reply

Michelle said:

I make these with 93% lean ground beef becasue my hubby won’t eat ground chicken but they are delicious! My 5 year old wishes “they were the only hamburger ever” and asks for them constantly. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

September 13th, 2012 — 11:24am  |  Reply

Michelle said:

I usually don’t comment on things I try but I feel I need to tell you how much my son loves these! I use lean ground beef instead and my 6 year old who doesn’t like cheeseburgers at all loves these! He asks for them all the time and always has seconds! Thank you for this recipe.

June 1st, 2013 — 8:04pm  |  Reply

Jacqui said:

I just shared this on Facebook – yum! I love anything with Greek flavors, but I love that these burgers use lower fat chicken or turkey. That’s a nice calorie saver for those of us watching our waistlines, lol. The feta flavor makes the recipe fantastic. Thanks!!

July 14th, 2013 — 7:07pm  |  Reply

Lisa said:

Burger turned out so juicy and was bursting in flavor!! I absolutely loved it!!! Highly recommended.

October 7th, 2013 — 12:13pm  |  Reply

Brenda Mikolon said:

AMAZING! I made these yesterday for lunch at my daycare and the kids liked them. I thought they were great. I used ground turkey and I added the roasted red pepper, onion and tomato on top of the burger. Next time I will try to make the sauce. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! :)

January 1st, 2014 — 10:05am  |  Reply

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