A few weeks back, I was contact by the folks over at Yoplait to try out their Nonfat Greek Yogurt and review the product. I love Greek Yogurt, so I was happy to oblige, as I use yogurt in many recipes and had never yet tried Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt.

So, after picking up some of the yogurt, I headed into the kitchen last night to try out their Greek Turkey Burger Recipe with Homemade Tzatziki sauce. I’m a big fan of burgers and of Greek food, so I was excited to combine the two.

I made a few alterations to the recipe in order to make it more diet friendly, and I have to say, these low calorie turkey burgers turned out so yummy!! The feta cheese and homemade Tzatziki sauce really added a nice flavor, while still keeping it low in points.

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Greek Turkey Burger Recipe

Calories1707.03 kcal
Carbohydrates175.29 g
Fat45.36 g
Protein153.05 g
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time21 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: 4 burgers
Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 6 oz fat free plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup cucumber - chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red onion - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed - chopped, fresh
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice - fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
Burgers:
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 4 oz fat free feta cheese - crumbled
  • 1 cup red onion - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed - fresh , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 4 SANDWICH THINS ROLLS MULTIGRAIN - Arnold
  • 1 tomato - medium, thinly sliced
  • lettuce leaves - fresh

Instructions

  • In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup yogurt and remaining sauce ingredients; refrigerate until serving.
  • Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • In medium bowl, mix all burger ingredients and remaining yogurt. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • Place burgers in buns with tomato slices and sauce.
  • If you choose to broil your burgers instead, broil patties with tops about 6 inches from heat 4 minutes; turn patties. Cook 6 to 8 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • Place a patty on one of the sandwich thins, top with 1 tbsp of Tzatziki sauce, a few tomato slices and a few fresh lettuce leaves.

Equipment

1 Gas or charchol grill
1 Oven If you choose not to grill

Notes

The entire recipe makes 4 burgers
Serving size is 1 Greek Turkey burger with bun, 1 tbsp Tzatziki sauce and lettuce/tomato

Nutrition

Serving: 4 BurgersCalories: 1707.03 kcal (85%)Carbohydrates: 175.29 g (58%)Protein: 153.05 g (306%)Fat: 45.36 g (70%)Saturated Fat: 12.31 g (77%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 14 gMonounsaturated Fat: 15.18 gTrans Fat: 0.54 gCholesterol: 359.31 mg (120%)Sodium: 2776.16 mg (121%)Potassium: 2676.84 mg (76%)Fiber: 19.06 g (79%)Sugar: 41.25 g (46%)Vitamin A: 1470.05 IU (29%)Vitamin C: 51.44 mg (62%)Calcium: 866.15 mg (87%)Iron: 12.72 mg (71%)
CourseMain Course Recipes
CuisineGreek Recipes
Cooking Method: Grilling Recipes
Main IngredientTurkey Recipes
CategorySandwich Recipes
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8 Comments

  1. Absolutely love this recipe. I love Tzatziki; To Marissa_girard I think you are using the old points and not points plus to calculate.

  2. Marissa_girard Reply

    This bread alone is 3 points and plain ground 93 percent turkey is 3 points for 4 ounces. This does not include the feta cheese or yogurt sauce. Realistically it is a aprox a 6 point+ recipe

  3. Loved this! Used Fage Greek non-fat yogurt and it was perfect. Thanks

  4. Very delicious. I didn't put the garlic in the sauce, and it was perfect.

  5. We absolutely loved everything about this recipe- the burger, the sauce, everything. I'm making them again tomorrow night. Thanks!!!

  6. I wanted to love this recipe. I was so excited to make it. The burgers themselves weren't that bad but the yogurt sauce was awful. You really have to like the taste of raw garlic to like this recipe for Tzatziki sauce. I even added one clove instead of two and it was still overwhelming. The red onion made it worse. It was just too many strong flavors together. Maybe I should have omitted the garlic and used less onion in the sauce? I could have also left the garlic out of the sauce and added it to the burger mixture. That way those of us that like a more subtle garlic flavor can still get our fix. I have to say I do love this website though – there are so many creative meal ideas.

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