By JJ Virgin

Greek Turkey Burgers With Roasted Onions and Pepper Relish


August 10, 2022

Makes 4 burgers


For the Greek seasoning blend:

2 Tbsp dried oregano

2 Tbsp dried basil

2 Tbsp granulated garlic powder

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 tsp dried dill

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

For the burgers:

1 lb organic ground turkey

3 Tbsp Greek seasoning blend

1 ½ tsp sea salt

2 Tbsp olive oil, divided

1 red onion, sliced

Butter lettuce leaves

For the red pepper relish:

2 cups water

1 red pepper, cored, seeded, and diced

1 orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced

2 red jalapeños, cored, seeded, and diced

2 shallots, diced

1/2 cup Lakanto® Monk Fruit Sweetener

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup cashews, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped

1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped

1 cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 Tbsp olive oil


1Blend together dried spices to make the Greek seasoning blend.

2Place ground turkey in a bowl and sprinkle Greek seasoning and salt over mixture. Mix well. Shape mixture into 4 individual ½-inch thick burger patties. Set aside.

3Make the red pepper relish: Boil water and add chopped peppers, jalapeños, and shallots. Turn off heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Strain mixture. In a separate pot, add the vinegar, monkfruit sweetener, and salt. Bring to a boil and add the cashews and pepper mixture. Turn down the heat to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Very little liquid should remain. Cool down. Then, add the remainder of the ingredients. Stir and place in the refrigerator.

4Slice red onions and sauté in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium to high heat. Set aside.

5Heat a grill or large pan on low to medium heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sear burgers on both sides (about 5 to 10 minutes on each side). Cook all the way through until they reach 165°F degrees.

6Place burgers on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. Serve on a bed of butter lettuce leaves and top with pepper relish.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 burger
Sodium1766 mg
Potassium790 mg
Protein30 g
Cholesterol78 mg
Sugar9 g (naturally occurring; no added sugar)
Total Fat30 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat5 g
Monounsaturated Fat14 g
Trans Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates54 g
Dietary Fiber8 g