I‘m not a big fan of ground beef. As I kid, I would try my best to avoid eating it by casually dropping bits of hamburger on the floor or stuff it my pockets. Whatever it took. I’m slightly more tolerant these days, but whenever I can – I prefer to use ground turkey over ground beef.
You may be wondering what’s the difference. I’ll tell you—not a darn thing. But in my mind, a huge difference exists, and I’ve learned to live with it. Don’t try to rationalize it, people. Just accept it. I’m weird.
This past summer I craved hamburgers all the time. One day I gave into my hunger and made one. Afterwards, I remembered why I don’t like them. Ground beef = weird texture. But I still wanted a burger! Thankfully, I found this one: ground turkey, salty feta cheese and easy to make. Ding-dong – we have a winner!
And yes, I very much enjoy hamburgers cooked on a charcoal grill or in a restaurant. And I’m much more tolerant of ground beef when cooked in another form—like a meatball served with a big mound of spaghetti. Like I said. Weird.
Turkey Feta Burger
Adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 3/4 oz feta cheese
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- kosher salt to taste
- Mix parsley, soy sauce and dijon mustard in a bowl.
- Add ground turkey (I use 99% lean).
- Add garlic powder, crumbled feta, salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix gently.
- Divide into 4 patties.
- Cook approximately 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through
- Even though the ground turkey is lean, these remain tender and juicy thanks to the feta.
- These reheat beautifully too.