The Turkey Burger Recipe "Mamma Mia!" Style

Mr. Luz would hate that I called this the "Mamma Mia!" Turkey Burger, because 1. He loved, loved, loved this recipe and 2. He loathes a warbling Meryl Streep more than is healthy (and sometimes I feel like calling a shrink, because, something must be seriously wrong with you if you do not love her in that movie).

Thanks, Liza Jane, for passing this along to me and Mama. The photo and recipe are compliments of Cooking Light, and of course I add some twists and a WW count because...I'm a workaholic? The turkey burger is stuffed full of red onions, feta cheese, dill, and mint, and then served in a pita with red bell peppers and a cucumber yogurt sauce. Yurme! The pita is so tasty, less messy then a bun, and is better for you.

You get a big burger for 10 Weight Watchers points, and for 2 more points you can add some couscous mixed with tomato and lemon juice as a side.

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

1 cup plain low fat yogurt
3/4 cup cucumbers
1 large clove garlic, minced
dash hot sauce
2 tablespoons mint, minced

Greek Turkey Burgers

1 large egg white
3/4 cup chopped red onion
3/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 pound ground turkey

Cooking spray
1 package Pita bread
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin


Mix ingredients for yogurt sauce in a small bowl, refrigerate until use.

Place egg white in a large bowl; lightly beat with a whisk. Add onion and next 6 ingredients (through turkey); stir well to combine. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a patty.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 8 minutes on each side or until done. You may have to cover the pan to cook the burgers through. The burgers may stick a little, since there is almost no fat in turkey meat, so it’s important to use the non-stick pan and only turn once the burgers have released from the bottom.

Wrap pitas in a damp paper towel and microwave until warm. Fill with burger, 2-3 tbs. yogurt sauce, and the thin sliced bell peppers. Oh, and for you cheese gluttons out there, throw in some more feta, for good measure.

1 comment:

  1. I second Luz's opinion of Mamma Mia, so he's not alone, but I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!