Daily Archives: January 2, 2021

Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

It’s a new year, and you probably want a clean slate when it comes to eating. Who doesn’t, considering the crazy year we’ve all just had? Instead of vowing to drastically reduce food intake, however, resolve to eat more – fiber, that is.  We may not be able to travel overseas just yet, but you can take your tastebuds on a trip with these easy, delicious Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce that serve up 25% of the Daily Value for fiber! 

Note: I worked with Fiber One ™ Original on this paid post. 

 
burgers on plate with Fiber One Cereal box

Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

 

Fiber is Filling 

Fiber, found in grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, is filling, and promotes eating satisfaction so you may get fuller with less food. Fiber is present in foods that also contain other nutrients, including carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, which are beneficial plant compounds that help fight chronic conditions. 

If you’re anything like most Americans, there’s a good chance you fall short on fiber. Drastic slimming programs that are popular each time we ring in a new year, such as the keto diet, juice cleanses, and super low-calorie eating plans, may only further decrease your fiber intake.

Don’t bother with fiber supplements to fill the fiber gap in your eating plan. It’s much more fun to focus on real food solutions, such as Fiber One Original cereal; I use it in these burgers to increase the flavor, and the fiber. 

I love cooking with Fiber One ™ Original Cereal, and would love to know what you like to make with it. How do you “flaunt your fiber?” Let me know in the comments!

Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Delicious, moist burgers with more fiber than most!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fiber, Greek
Servings: 6
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 16 ounces 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese, pureed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup Fiber One TM Original Cereal, processed into fine crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 2-ounce whole wheat buns, toasted or grilled, if desired
  • 3/4 cup prepared Tzatziki sauce
  • Lettuce, tomato, and sliced red onion, if desired

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the spinach, turkey, cottage cheese, feta cheese, oregano, egg, cereal crumbs, and pepper. Mix well. 
  • Form the burgers into 6 patties of equal size. 
  • Coat a large grill pan (or any large pan you like) with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the turkey burgers and cook until browned on both sides, about 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the patties should register 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). 
  • Place cooked turkey burgers on buns and top each with 2 tablespoons Tzatziki sauce. Add lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, if desired. 

Notes

Nutrition information:
Per serving: 350 calories; 32 grams protein; 36 grams carbohydrate (13% DV); 10 grams fat (13% DV); 4 grams saturated fat (19% DV); 101 milligrams cholesterol (8% DV); 689 milligrams sodium (30% DV); 7 grams fiber (26% DV)

 

 

 

 

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