So much to do, so little time! I have been making some food in the new house but not a lot of new dishes, old favorites and simple things like hamburgers have been on the table lately. It is time-consuming to find recipes I think I can tweak to fit our diet, not to mention the added time during prep and cooking while I run back and forth between the stove and the cookbook to make sure I’m doing it right. Oh and since this is a new house and I don’t know where anything is….more time just to FIND the cumin or that chicken broth I know I bought a while back! My friend Misty Dawn took the time to help me out though and sent me this recipe for Feta stuffed Poultry burgers, we enjoyed them and since they were simple and we needed a change from our grilled chicken and hamburgers, it hit the spot! So this is definitely quick and easy, throw a salad down next to it and you’re doing a good dinner in very little time. Using some ground turkey or chicken breast meat mixed in with general ground turkey/chicken will lower the fat but still allow for some moisture from the dark meat. Using a fat-free feta wouldn’t change the overall flavor too much either, I suggest using half fat-free and half regular or reduced fat feta. Cut the fat and calories but still get some of the enjoyment out of a good tasty cheese. Anyway, let’s get to it!
- 1 pound uncooked extra lean ground chicken breast or turkey breast
- 1 TBSP fresh oregano chopped
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 7 TBSP crumbled feta cheese (can use fat-free)
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, combine the chicken or turkey, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper, garlic, and feta. Mash together well. Divide mixture into four balls and then press gently into patties. Grill, broil, or pan cook patties until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165F (about 7 to 8 minutes per side). Done! Either serve plain with a side salad and a vegetable dish to stay Dukan Diet Worthy (phase 3 and up) or on a bun with red onion, lettuce and a light mayo or alioli spread.