OK, folks. For those of you asking for bulk, make-ahead P90x recipes, this is one that you can prepare ahead and freeze either cooked or raw. We don’t really get of tired olives and Feta at our house, so I decided that olive and Feta turkey burgers were long overdue!
- 3 lb ground turkey
- 8 oz. (2 packages) Feta cheese
- 8 oz. green olives (mine had pimentos in them)
- Salt and pepper to taste
(If you plan to use Tzatziki Sauce for dipping, make it first using the recipe below so that it can refrigerate while you make these.) Dice olives. In a huge bowl, mix turkey, Feta, and olives together. Generously sprinkle with pepper and salt, to taste. Form into 8 burger patties – they’ll each be around 6 oz. Separate with wax paper and freeze in a Ziploc bag. Then you can remove them and cook them up as needed. Alternately, you can cook them up before storing them and heat them in the microwave. To do that, set your broiler to High, line a pan with tin foil, then broil them for 3 minutes each side or until the juices run clear.
P90x Nutrition Plan Servings:
Each Olive Feta Turkey Burger is 2 protein servings, 1 dairy serving, and 1/4 fat serving.
P.S. You’ll notice that my turkey burger looks very dry. That’s because it was! [sniff] lol. I refrigerated mine for a day before cooking, and then overcooked it because it was chilled. The flavor was good, but too dry. I’d recommend bringing them up to room temperature (microwaving on the defrost setting) before cooking, so that they broil a bit faster and retain more moisture.
P.P.S. If this is too much olive and feta for you, try this same type of thing with other types of cheese and vegis as well! This would be good with spinach or mushrooms mixed in there, and with shredded low-fat cheddar or mozzarella!
So in the comments below, TJ made an awesome suggestion for a Greek yogurt sauce that would go great as a dipping sauce for these burgers. So here’s a recipe for that!!
Combine everything EXCEPT the yogurt in blender until combined. Fold (which means gently stir) the blended mixture into the Greek yogurt. Refrigerate until turkey burgers are ready (the longer the better, as it will help the flavors combine).
P90x Portions for the Sauce
Half of the above recipe will provide 1/2 dairy, 1/2 fat, 1/2 veggie.
P.S. How impressed are you with me for using the word “tzatziki”??!!!