Greek food is pretty high up on my list of favorites. I'm known for ordering a gyro platter (gyro, Greek salad and fries or soup) at our neighborhood pizza joint. When I saw these burgers pop up on A Taste of Home Cooking I knew they needed to make an appearance on our meal plan.
While this recipe looks like a lot of work, this meal came together fairly quickly. I made the tzatziki and while it was chilling I made the burgers, cooked them and assembled dinner. You could also make the components the night before or morning of, which I love to do in order to make dinnertime more manageable.
The tzatziki really makes this meal great! The burgers were really juicy due to the zucchini, but I think next time I'll add some oregano and possibly feta to bump up their flavor a bit. If you like Greek food, these are well worth putting on your weekly meal plan!
For the Tzatziki:
- 1/2 English Cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced
- 12 oz Greek yogurt
- 1 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
For the Burgers:
- 3/4 lb ground turkey
- 1 small zucchini, shredded
- 1/4 small onion, shredded
- 1 Tbsp cilantro
- salt pepper
- 2 tsp olive oil
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Divide into 8 portions, and form each portion into a mini burger about 1-1/2 inch thick.
Preheat a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add burgers to the pan and cook for about 6 minutes. Flip and cook on second side for another 5-6 minutes.
- 2 pita with pockets, cut in half
- 1/2 English cucumber, sliced thinly
- 1 small tomato, sliced thinly
- 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
Serves: 4, 2 mini burgers each
Source: Adapted from Weight Watchers as seen on A Taste of Home Cooking