Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Coleslaw
I was given this recipe by the local Miele Chef a couple of years ago, at an event in Phoenix. The burgers were just outstanding. Of course, it’s just not Greek if you don’t have Tzatziki to accompany your burgers.
The recipe calls for using the Miele Combi-Steam Oven. If you don’t have a steam combi oven, you’ll want to run out and get one, or develop a work around. Seriously, the steam really helps with keeping the burgers moist throughout, and evenly cooked without burning. So what you need to do without the steam combi oven is to cook a little longer in a baking dish with a little water and place a lid on the top (leave an opening). Check frequently, keep it moist and make sure you get the internal 165 temperature.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients for Turkey Burgers
- 2 1/4 pounds ground turkey
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups red onion coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Canadian steak seasoning
- 1/4 tablespoon Greek oregano
- 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 5 Kaiser rolls
Directions For Tukey Burger
- Melt butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add red onion. Sauté onion until carmelized. Allow onion to cool.
- In a mixing bowl combine onion, turkey, Canadian steak seasoning, oregano, and feta cheese.
- Form five 8-ounce patties. Place the wire rack on top on top of the universal tray. Trasfer the patties to the rack. Insert the grease filter inot the rear of the oven. Select Combination Steam and then select Convection Plus. Set the oven temperature at 425 degrees farenheit. Set the moisture level at 20%. Set the duration for 15 minutes (preheating stage).
- Add another cooking stage. Select Combination Steam, and then select Convection Plus. Set the oven termperature at 425 degrees farenheit. Set the moisture level at 20%, and set the duration for 25 minutes.
- Add another cooking stage and select Combination Steam, and then select Convection Plus. Set the oven temperature at 100 degrees farenheit. Set the moisture level at 50%, and set the duration for 10 minutes.
- Select complete cooking stage. When the timer sounds after the first 15 minutes of the preheating phase, slide the turkey burgers into the second runner. Using an instant-read thermometer, check for doneness. Burgers are fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees farenheit.
- Place a generous dollop of tzatziki coleslaw on each burger.
Ingredients for Tzatziki Coleslaw
- 1 cup cucumber, peeled and grated
- 4 cups green cabbage, grated
- 1 large garlic clove, finely minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Directions for Tzatziki Coleslaw
Place the cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid. In a mixing bowl combine cucumber, cabbage, garlic, dill, yougurt, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.