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Open-face Greek turkey burgers

Total Time
47 min
15 min
22 min
Haven't cooked with bulgur before? Bulgur wheat is the main ingredient in tabbouleh salad, and it makes a healthy, high-fiber addition to salads, soups, meat loaves, and this burger recipe. It adds a hearty depth of flavor and lends additional structure to the turkey patties. Along with the aromatic spices and minty-yogurt sauce, these delicious open-face burgers will soon become a new family favorite and find a place on your weeknight dinner rotation.



1 cup(s)

White pita(s)

4 small

Uncooked bulgur

½ cup(s), wheat

Table salt

1 tsp

Plain lowfat Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)

Fresh mint leaves

1½ Tbsp, chopped


1 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

¾ pound(s)

Uncooked red onion(s)

¼ cup(s), chopped, finely chopped

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped

Egg white(s)

1 item(s)

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Ground allspice

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Olive oil

2 tsp

Bibb lettuce

4 leaf/leaves

Fresh tomato(es)

4 slice(s)

English cucumber(s)

16 inch slice(s), thin slices


  1. Bring water to boil in small saucepan. Add bulgur and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until water is almost absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and transfer to medium shallow dish to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together yogurt, mint, garlic, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Set aside.
  3. To make burgers, stir together turkey, bulgur, onion, parsley, egg white, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl. With damp hands, shape mixture into 4 patties.
  4. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add burgers and cook, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted into side of burger registers 165°F, 10–12 minutes.
  5. Place pitas on 4 plates. Top with burgers, lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and cucumber slices. Spoon yogurt mixture evenly on top of burgers.
  6. Serving size: 1 burger and 2 tablespoons sauce