These turkey patties are inspired by kibbeh, a traditional Middle Eastern dish of ground meat (usually lamb), bulgur, onions, and spices often shaped into patties.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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  • In a small heatproof bowl place bulgur and enough boiling water to cover; let stand 10 minutes. Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook and stir onion in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil 4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool slightly. Add turkey, bulgur, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon mint, the parsley, za'atar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well. Shape into six, 3 1/2-inch patties. In the same skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium. Add patties. Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done (165°F). Add more oil if necessary to prevent sticking.

  • In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add cucumber, olives, remaining 3 tablespoons mint, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Serve turkey patties on pita bread with cucumber mixture, yogurt, and additional mint and/or parsley. If desired, drizzle with olive oil. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories; total fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 53mg; sodium 744mg; potassium 434mg; carbohydrates 57g; fiber 5g; sugar 3g; protein 25g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 451IU; vitamin c 11mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 9mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 91mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 119mg; iron 4mg.

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We loved this healthy and quick weeknight dinner recipe! Was super easy and we had delicious leftovers for lunch the next day.