Turkey mince is an excellent source of lean protein. These flavoursome burgers combine shredded leeks with salty feta and capers to create a delicious moist burger. Bake in the oven for a healthy option. Drizzled with a herby yogurt dressing these are a a delicious family friendly meal and perfect for sharing with friends. Serve the burgers in a gluten free bun for a gluten free option.
Makes 4 burgers
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 leek, roughly chopped
400g turkey mince
100g feta cheese, cut into chunks
1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1tbsp capers, drained
½ lemon, zest only
1 egg yolk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
150g natural yoghurt
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Handful of parsley leaves, finely chopped
Handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
Handful of dill leaves, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Burger buns or gluten free rolls
Grated raw beetroot or coleslaw
1. To make the dressing simply mix all the ingredients together. Season to taste. Chill until required.
2. For the burgers, place the leeks in a food processor and process until finely chopped. All the remaining burger ingredients, and process briefly until well combined. Using damp hands, shape the mixture into 4 large burgers. Place on a greased baking tray and chill for 30 minutes.
3. When you are ready to cook preheat the oven to 190C, gas mark 5. Place the burgers on a tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
4. To serve cut the burger buns in half, place some lettuce on the bun followed by the burger. then add some grated beetroot and tomato. Finally, drizzle over a little of the dressing and top with the burger bun. Accompany with salad and coleslaw.
Nutritional Analysis per burger with bun, accompaniments and dressing
Calories 303kcal, Fat 10g, saturates 3.9g, Carbohydrates 24.6g, sugars 4.2g, Fibre 4.7g, Protein 26.4g, salt 1.4g