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Greek Turkey Burger with Tzatiki

I live for quick, delicious and easy meals that require no prep work or big messes.

 

I don’t like messes.

 

I also live for meals that contain hidden veggies. I feel so sneaky when I can fool people, especially my family. I am really bad at keeping secrets though.

 

They usually know something is up.

 

I always wait until everyone has cleaned their plate and then obnoxiously shout (because I can’t contain myself)…

 

“Want to know what you just ate?!”

 

Everyone usually grumbles and mutters something like…

 

“Here we go again…”

Two minutes ago they were raving about the food, barely taking time to breath. It’s funny how things change so quickly.

 

I’m convinced they still loved it, despite the hidden veggies.

 

I mean who can resist a burger? This is a very different take on your traditional burger but in my opinion, it is one the best weeknight meals. I was able to put the entire meal together in about 30 minutes. Can’t complain about that!

 

So here’s the deal, this burger contains hidden zucchini, which doubles as a great way to add moisture to the meat (turkey can be pretty dry sometimes) and an excellent way to boost nutrients. I promise nobody will even notice.

 

It can be our little secret.

 

Now, I try to avoid hamburger buns. I know, I know, how can you have a burger without a bun? Well, you smother it in the best tzatiki sauce EVER and serve it on a bed of sweet potato “fries” and kale. That’s how.

 

Tzatiki sauce is a cool and incredibly creamy cucumber yogurt sauce. It is wonderful. Don’t feel obligated to restrict the tzatiki solely for this burger. That would be shameful. It’s amazing on curry chicken (recipe on the way) or as a dip for raw veggies.

 

My mission in the next week is to create more weeknight meals that are simple, quick and of course mouthwatering.

 

So keep your eye out!

 

In the meantime, enjoy this easy, insanely flavorful and nutritious burger!

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Greek Turkey Burger with Tzatiki and Sweet Potato “Fries”

 

Turkey Burger

 

2lbs ground turkey

1 small zucchini, grated

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ cup fresh feta cheese

1 egg

3 tablespoons oregano, chopped

½ cup almond flour

salt/pepper to taste

 

Tzatiki

 

¾ cup Greek yogurt

½ cup fresh feta

½ cup grated cucumber

2 tablespoons dill, chopped

1 lemon, juiced

3 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt/pepper to taste

 

Sweet Potato “Fries”

 

3 sweet potatoes

chili powder

cinnamon

salt/pepper

olive oil

 

Place ground turkey into large bowl. Add zucchini, garlic, feta, 1 egg, oregano, almond flour, salt and pepper. Mix together but be careful not to over mix, your hands are the best tool here! Form into medium sized patties and place on hot grill. Allow them to cook on high heat for about 12-15 minutes each side. Do NOT touch the burgers until it has been 12-15 minutes.

 

While the burgers are cooking, chop sweet potatoes into small wedges and place on a sheet tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle cinnamon, chili powder, salt and pepper over the potatoes. I didn’t measure but just eyeball it. You’ll be fine! Bake at 425 for about 12-15 minutes.

 

Finally, grab a small bowl and get ready to prepare the tzatiki. Measure out Greek yogurt and place into bowl. Crumble in feta, add chopped dill and garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Grate cucumber and squeeze out the extra liquid. Add to Greek yogurt mixture and mix well.

 

Serve cooked burger over a bed of lacinato kale. Spread tzatiki over top and sweet potato “fries” on the side!

 

 

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