Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Tomato Jam, Feta, and Kalamata Olives

26 Aug

Feta and kalamata olives–a match made in gastronomic heaven. Great on a mezze platter, divine in a Greek Salad, and a flavorful way to jazz up turkey burgers. Paired with a Greek Salad to keep the flavor theme going, this is a nice, light meal that pops. Adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe.

Turkey Burgers with Tomato Jam, Feta, and Kalamata Olives
Makes 8-10 burgers

2 lb. ground turkey
½ large onion, chopped fine (red onion is nice)
6 oz. feta, crumbled
½ c. chopped, pitted kalamata olives
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
salt and freshly ground pepper
extra chopped, pitted kalamata olives and crumbled feta

Tomato Jam
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ large onion, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (14-oz.) cans diced tomatoes in juice (I used petite diced)
1 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. dried thyme
½ tsp. salt pepper
freshly ground pepper

1. BURGERS: Mix all ingredients together and shape into patties. Grill on griddle, using olive oil.

2. TOMATO JAM: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft and translucent. Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium-high heat until almost all the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes. Cool. Serve burgers with tomato jam on top, and sprinkle with more chopped kalamata olives and crumbled feta.

2 Responses to “Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Tomato Jam, Feta, and Kalamata Olives”

  1. Suzanne August 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    This looks delicious! Wow, I might have to experiment with this recipe this week.


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