Greek Style Turkey Burgers with Garlic Aioli and Sweet Potato Fries

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For these I used:

  • 1 package of ground turkey (makes about 6 burgers)
  • 1 egg
  • about a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil
  • about 1/2 cup – 2/3 cup crumbled feta (not packed)
  • 2 teaspoons of mint?
  • 1 – 1/2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  •  A few dashes of Worstchestire
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice

I mixed the ingrediants and let it sit for an hour to let the herbs “Marinate” the meat. I put a thin layer of olive oil on a pan with grill ridges (olive oil helps to make the black “grill lines”).  I cooked the turkey burgers on the pan for a few minutes on each side. Maybe about 5 – 6 mins on the first side and about 3 mins on the flip side.  When the burgers were done I laid them over raw baby spinach. Later I used the spinach on the burgers with sliced cucumbers, tomatos, and red onions. The feta is salty so this recipe doesn’t need any salt.

I also made a sauce for the burgers. Since I didn’t have any plain yogurt or sour cream on hand, I mixed about 1/2 cup of mayo with about a half teaspoon of mint, parlsey, garlic powder, juice of half of a fresh lemon, and a little water.  This made an excellent tzatziki style sauce that was great with sweet potato fries. I used the frozen ones from Trader Joes. If you can find fresh cut sweet potato spears or have a sharp enough knife to cut your own, they have a lot more flavor. You can just toss them with some olive oil and salt and pepper and bake them on a sheet.

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