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Breaking Out of the Dinner Rut: Greek-Style Turkey Burgers


 Guest Post from The Coupon Project

 

When you get in a dinner rut of making the same meals over and over, one easy way to change things up is to simply reinvent one of those meals! For today's recipe, I thought I'd take a classic go-to dinner, hamburgers, and do a little something different with it drawing inspiration from the aisles of my local Grocery Outlet.

 

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I found this 3-lb chub of Jennie-O Fresh Ground Turkey Meat priced at $5.99 at my Grocery Outlet - that works out to just $1.99 per pound!

 

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Grocery Outlet always has amazing cheeses at ridiculously low prices, including Feta. That's when I got the idea to make Greek-style turkey burgers! I picked up some additional ingredients I thought would work well with this plan including Kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh cucumbers. Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (about one clove)
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, Greek-style dressing - to top your burger
  • Hamburger buns

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Start by mixing the olives, sun dried tomatoes, Feta, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a deep bowl.

 

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Next, work in the turkey meat and press into patties using wax paper. Fry them up in a little olive oil in a skillet.

 

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Once your turkey meat is cooked thoroughly, it's time to build your burger! There are so many ideas here, but I opted for lots of fresh veggies like spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers - all from my Grocery Outlet! I also happened to have a Greek style dressing on hand so I used that in place of mayonnaise. Delicious! I hope today's recipe has given you some inspiration to break the dinner rut by making some simple tweaks to a meal you regularly make.

 

Download a PDF of this recipe here: Greek-Style Turkey Burgers

 

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Angela Russell blogs at The Coupon Project, a site that encourages families to live well for less. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her firefighter husband and two small kids. In her spare time, she likes to read, garden, and has recently taken up canning.

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