It is finally grilling season!

There is something so exciting about firing up the grill for the fires time of the season. Though I live in North Carolina where you can grill for a good portion of the year, we actually grilled steaks for Christmas last year, having grown up in the north I still get excited for the change in season. Burgers aren’t something I make often even during the summer so when I do make them I like to make something special.

Turkey burgers seem to get a bad rep for being dry and tasteless. I promise these are anything but. The burger itself has a ton of moisture from my secret ingredient- grated onion. To up the flavor even more I stuffed these burgers with a mixture of feta cheese, lemon zest, and diced jalapeño. The burger filling is creamy, citrusy, and spicy and complements the herbal flavor of the oregano-studded meat.

I have been thinking about how to make these burgers as flavorful as possible for the past several weeks and am so pleased how they came together. The day after I made and shot these burgers I found myself judging a burger contest where the winning burger was cheese and mushroom stuffed. Needless to say, I think stuffed burgers are just the best.

Time to fire up your grill!

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Jalapeño Feta Stuffed Turkey Burgers
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Recipe type: Burger
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Serves: 4
 
Juicy and flavorful turkey burgers stuffed with spicy jalapeño feta cheese and topped with a creamy lemon herb sauce.
Ingredients
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • 1 medium jalapeño, diced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey meat
  • 3 T yellow onion, grated
  • 1 T garlic minced (1 large or 2 small cloves)
  • 1 T fresh or 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ t ground black pepper
  • 1 small-medium red onion, sliced
  • lettuce to serve
  • 4 buns
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced (optional)
Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce
  • ¼ c fresh dill
  • ¼ c fresh oregano
  • ½ c fresh basil
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T mayo, vegan mayo, or Greek yogurt
  • 1 t lemon zest
  • ½ t salt
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mash the feta. Add the olive oil, lemon zest and jalapeño. Continue to mash until the no chunks of feta remain.
  2. To make the burgers mix the turkey meat, grated onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Form the meat into four patties on a large cutting board. Create a well in each burger and fill with a heaping tablespoon of the feta mixture. Cover the cheese with the burger meat and form into a 2" patty. The burgers can be grilled immediately but will be easier to handle if refrigerator first.
  3. To prepare the sauce, add all of the ingredients to a blender or food and blend until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Lightly oil then cook for about 5 minutes then flip, cooking about 3-5 more minutes until no longer pink.
  5. While the burgers rest cook the sliced onions on the grill, cook for 2 minutes then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes until soft and slightly browned.
  6. Serve the burgers on fresh buns with lettuce, grilled onion, jalapeños (if desired), and creamy lemon herb sauce.

 

What do you like to grill in the summer?!

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4 thoughts on “Jalapeño Feta Stuffed Turkey Burgers”

  1. Made these burgers for dinner tonight. Did not have jalapenos so made them with out. Very delicious. Nice and moist.

    1. Thanks so much! It really is such an easy way to pack in the flavor. These taste pretty darn good cold and leftover too. I might know from experience 🙂

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