Over the past few weeks I’ve done so much to get ready for the arrival of our sweet baby. Nursery is done, hospital bags are packed, house is moderately clean, and freezer meals are in the works. We’ve only got a few days left (hopefully) before he is going to make his grand entrance, and until then I’m packing up the freezer with meals that can be easily cooked.
One of my favorite meals to prep and freeze are burgers. There are a million combinations, they defrost well, and are easy to prepare. Usually I’m not a huge fan of chicken and turkey burgers because I feel like they require way to much seasoning to be tasty. I’d rather use beef, a little salt and pepper and be done. However, these Greek Turkey Burgers are different. I can’t explain how good they are… they’re just amazing.
The awesome thing about this recipe is that it makes enough for several meals. I had 7 patties (probably should have been 8, but hey, I made them big 😊,) which means I had enough for three freezer meals. Obviously if you have a larger family you may only get 1 or 2 meals out of it, but either way this recipe is sooo worth it.
Here is your ingredient list:
2 lbs lean ground turkey
8 oz crumbled feta
1 lemon, juiced (yes you have to use fresh lemon juice)
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tbsp coarse ground black pepper
1 tbsp kosher salt
6 cloves garlic, minced (I went lazy and used the jarred kind- but fresh is so much better if you have it)
3 green onions, thinly sliced
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients with your hands, and then form into large patties. I use an inexpensive burger press, I found at Dollar Tree, but you can definitely form them by hand. I just like the uniformity the press gives them. Next, place them on sheets of wax paper and place in a freezer bag.
When ready to use, thaw them overnight in the fridge. I like to cook mine on the stove, but you could easily put them on the grill. The meat is really lean, so if you do grill them make sure you use Pam for grilling or have another non-stick surface for them to cook on.