Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers - May 19

Last night we used our fabulous new grill and made Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers from Cooking Light. From start to sit-down, this took about 45 minutes. Yes, the recipe says 30 minutes, but we started off slow and used a real grill, not a pan. This required moving the plants off the balcony, sliding the grill over, and pulling off the cover. Then we had to sidestep the plants we had moved inside. Urban grilling is difficult, people.

Weber grill - so cute!

What we did differently: We had 1.5 pounds of ground turkey so used some extra red onion and feta cheese. I used Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt (it just seemed appropriate) and grated a little lemon rind into the cucumber-yogurt combo. We did not add any lettuce to the burgers. We used onion rolls instead of Kaiser or hamburger buns.

Verdict: Delicious. The prep work was pretty straightforward. R. sliced the onion while I sliced the feta (we bought a block instead of the crumbles). He assembled the burgers, after mixing the ingredients in the mixer--not part of the recipe but why not? I made the yogurt mixture.

We ended up with 6 burgers, but we each only had one. I have one with me for lunch today as a deconstructed burger--there's a bun, but it's not assembled. We didn't have any side dishes except for a few pickles from the fridge. Next time I would make a side salad using the lettuce and tomato. And feta. And olives (for R. not me).

Dessert: Leftover strawberry-rhubarb crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Some of the ingredients- red onion, cucumber, Greek yogurt, feta cheese

Turkey and onion with spices in the mixer

Cucumber and yogurt sauce/spread

Patties being assembled with cheese in the center

On the grill

Look at those grill marks!

Assembled and ready to eat

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