Greek Turkey Burgers

Ground turkey burgers with olives, garlic, shallot, and Greek seasoning, topped with red onion and gouda cheese with lettuce and tzatziki sauce.

These Greek turkey burgers have a savory and slightly tangy flavor that is enhanced by the diced olives and the Greek seasoning. The shallots and garlic add depth and the juicy turkey patty is perfectly balanced by the toppings. The gouda cheese brings a creamy and nutty taste, while the green leaf lettuce and sliced red onion provide a fresh crunch. The garlic aioli and tzatziki sauce add a creamy and garlicky element that perfectly complements the Greek-inspired flavors of the turkey patty. Overall, these burgers are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers that are full of bold and savory flavors.



Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Total Time

50 minutes


  • 2 pounds ground turkey (for 6 patties)
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 10 green olives, diced
  • 10 Kalamata olives, diced
  • 1/4 cup RecTeq Freakin’ Greek seasoning
  • Brioche buns

Topping Options:

  • Gouda cheese
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Red onion slices
  • Garlic aioli
  • Tzatziki sauce



  • In a bowl, combine the diced shallot, minced garlic, and diced olives.

Mix and Shape Patties:

  • Add the ground turkey to the bowl. Sprinkle in the Greek seasoning.
  • Mix until all ingredients are well-incorporated, ensuring not to overwork the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture into six equal portions and shape each into a burger patty.

Cooking the Patties:

  • Grill the patties or pan-fry them on medium heat. Cook each side until they are well-browned and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.


  • Toast the brioche buns on the grill or in the pan until lightly golden.
  • Assemble the burgers by placing a patty on the bottom half of each bun. Add your choice of toppings: cheese, lettuce, onion slices, garlic aioli, and tzatziki sauce.
  • Place the other half of the bun on top, press down gently, and serve immediately.

Tip: Pair these burgers with a side of Greek salad or roasted potatoes for a complete Mediterranean feast.