4 hours ago
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Last night I emailed Marie from P.I.C. and told her that I needed some grill ideas for a big party, did she have any?
She wrote that she had just made the most delicious Greek turkey burgers for dinner that night. I asked if she would share her recipe with me, which of course she did. She is nice that way.
So, I decided to make Greek turkey sliders (or slyders), little burgers, and freeze a whole bunch of them so I have them on hand anytime I need them and enough for the BBQ.
Let me first say that I am not a turkey burger fan, don't ask me why, maybe because they are usually tasteless and dry and have zero flavor.
But these were FANTASTIC! We loved them and so did everyone else.
I adapted the recipe to make about 22 small sliders, and they froze beautifully.
I also suggest that you use your hands to mix the ground turkey with all the other ingredients (though it is disgusting). I started out with a wooden spoon (like mixing meatloaf), but ended up of using my hands, it's just easier.
Marie's Delicious Greek Turkey Burgers: (made 22 small sliders)
3 packages of lean 93/7 ground turkey (about 4 lbs.)
1 red onion, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup of kalamata olives, chopped
6 oz. container of crumbled feta cheese
1 lb. of fresh REAL spinach (not baby spinach, & not frozen, but the real stuff with veins and firm leaves that you used to eat in a spinach salad), washed and chopped
Cavender's Greek Seasoning (I used lots of garlic powder, salt & pepper instead)
Mix the ground turkey in a very large bowl and season with salt, pepper and lots of garlic powder (about 2 teaspoons).
Mix in the rest of your chopped ingredients and mix well with your hands.
Form small meatballs or patties and grill for about 5 minutes on each side.
Marie uses Tsatsiki sauce on hers, we used ketchup!