It all started with this amazing marinated feta cheese I got on sale at Whole Foods. It’s really out of this world delicious! I’m slightly obsessed. I had been eating it straight from the container smothered on toasted pita bread, which was heavenly, but I was eager to incorporate into a real meal.
So I decided I would stuff the feta cheese into turkey burgers and serve it with an arugula salad with roasted red peppers and homemade yogurt dressing. And a sweet potato on the side just because.
I imagined that the cheese would get all melty on inside, and there would be this flavor explosion in the middle of the burger. Not so much. The cheese kinda disappeared in the burger after it was cooked. We ended up just spreading it on top afterwards. Oh well…it was still tasty!
As you can sort of see in the background, Chip put his turkey burger on an everything bagel, which he said was really good. In case you haven’t heard, Chip is training for a marathon, and so he has been trying to add more calories to his meals to fuel his runs. When I told Chip that I wanted to start this blog, he looked at me like I was crazy for a second, but then he lit up when he realized that this could be another medium for him to talk about his marathon training. So expect a post from him soon about that :).
Anyway, this dinner was pretty easy to put together, and we were very pleased with the end result!
Turkey Burgers with Marinated Feta (makes 4 burgers)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- marinated feta cheese
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- juice from 1 lemon
- squirt of Dijon mustard
- salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme to taste