Iris’ Greek Turkey Burgers* with Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Oil

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Oil
1 lb. ground turkey (I don’t use ground white breast meat – too dry)
1 cup firmly packed fresh baby spinach, rough chopped
1 Tbsp plain or Italian seasoned bread crumbs
4 oz. feta cheese (large chunks)
1/2 tsp dried oregano or 1-1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 small clove mincd fresh garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions:

Salt to taste (be conservative – feta is salted)
Combine all ingredients (starting w/ turkey) except feta in mixing bowl.  Use 1 Tbsp sun-dried dipping oil in mixture. Add feta last so it stays in chunks.  Form 4-5 patties.  Let them set up in refrigerator for 1 hour.  Heat the other tbsp sun-dried tomato dipping oil in skillet and saute patties for about 6 minutes on each side (or till internal temp. is 165 degrees).  Great on pita or burger buns, lightly toasted.

Condiments:

– Any kind of hummus you like …
– flavored (roasted red pepper is great) or plain mayonnaise mixed with a bit of sun dried tomato dipping oil and capers.
– Thin-sliced cucumbers.
– Arugula.

*based on a recipe I saw at Wegmans.  This is my own version with alterations here.
Variation: Gourmet Dipping Oil works beautifully too.

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