Greek Turkey Burgers

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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

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Form into patties and if you have left over make into mini meat muffins (bake on 350 degrees for about 20 min)

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My recipe made 4 patties and 10 mini meat muffins

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Grill patties for about 10 min on each side or to your liking

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Top with Lettuce, Tomato and a smear of plain Greek yogurt!!

Bunless or with bun….they are delish!!

Enjoy!

xoxo

A

Greek ground turkey tacos

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Greek Ground Turkey Tacos

Step 1:

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)

Step 2:

For the toppings chop the following:

Tomatoes

Spinach leaves

Cucumber

Feta cheese

Makes a great salad, wrap or taco!!! The ground turkey/rice mixture also is great on its own for a meal the next day!

Enjoy! A

 

 

Greek Goddess Pasta

Directions:

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)

***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

Garlic-1 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.

Enjoy!!!

xoxoxo-A