What you will need….
In one large bowl add…..
1.2 lbs of lean ground turkey
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped yellow pepper
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
1 tbsp. flaxseed meal dissolved in 3 tbsp. water or one egg (can sub flax meal for egg-follow the directions on bag)
Season with: salt, pepper, oregano, basil, cayenne pepper, garlic powder
Form into patties and if you have left over make into mini meat muffins (bake on 350 degrees for about 20 min)
My recipe made 4 patties and 10 mini meat muffins
Grill patties for about 10 min on each side or to your liking
Top with Lettuce, Tomato and a smear of plain Greek yogurt!!
Bunless or with bun….they are delish!!
Greek Ground Turkey Tacos
Cook 1 lb ground turkey in skillet with 2 tsp minced garlic
After the turkey starts to brown a little add the following:
1/2 c chopped green and yellow or red pepper
1/4 c chopped sweet onion
2 tsp kalamata paste
1/4 c chopped kalamata olives
Season with pinch of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and 1 tsp oregano
I used a bag of “Steamfresh” brown rice and added into the mix at this point (totally optional though)
For the toppings chop the following:
Makes a great salad, wrap or taco!!! The ground turkey/rice mixture also is great on its own for a meal the next day!
Cook 1 lb chicken breast(that you cubed and marinated in a light Greek dressing for about 40 min) then set aside
Cook 3 c whole grain penne pasta noodles and set aside (make sure you save 1 c of the pasta water to add to your sauce)
In pan sautee’ the following on med for 15 min:
Kalamata olive paste-2 tbsp (I got mine at the local Greek store)
Olive oil-2 tbsp
Red onion-chopped or sliced-1/4 c
Kalamata olives-1/2 c
Feta cheese-1/4 c
Water from pasta-1 c
*1/4 c pine nuts (optional)
*1 tbsp chopped banana peppers (optional)
Season with red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper
Add the pasta and chicken to the kalamata sauce then add 2 c spinach leaves and 1/4 c feta. Mix everything together and let them blend together for 10 min or so until the spinach is wilted down and everything is well coated in the sauce.