October Recipes

Harissa Turkey Burgers with Lettuce Buns

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Harissa Turkey Burgers with Lettuce Buns
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20 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes


  • 1 Hy-Vee large egg
  • 1 package(s) (16-oz.) 93% lean fresh ground turkey
  • ½ cup Short Cuts chopped red onions
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp refrigerated ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp salt-free za'atar seasoning, divided
  • 4 tbsp salt-free harissa seasoning, divided
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 package(s) (19-oz.) frozen gluten-free sweet potato fries
  • ¾ cup Hy-Vee plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives, plush additional for garnish
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ package(s) (11.75-oz.) Short Cuts tricolor bell pepper strips, for serving
  • 2 tbsp Gustare Vita olive oil
  • 1 head(s) butterhead lettuce, separated into leaves, for serving
  • ½ medium cucumber, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices, for serving
  • 4 tomatoes , sliced, for serving
  • Alfalfa sprouts, for serving
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Preheat oven to 425°. Combine egg, turkey, red onions, lemon zest, garlic, ginger paste, soy sauce, 1½ teaspoon za'atar seasoning, 1 teaspoon harissa seasoning, and salt in a large bowl; do not overmix. For mixture into 4 patties, about 1½-inch thick; set aside.
Bake frozen fries according to the package directions. For yogurt sauce, whisk together yogurt, 1 tablespoon chives, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon harissa seasoning in a small bowl; set aside.
Generously spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Heat over medium heat. Add bell peppers, remaining 1½ teaspoon za'atar seasoning, and 1 teaspoon harissa seasoning. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until peppers are tender and begin to brown, stirring frequently. Remove peppers from skillet; set aside.
Heat olive oil in same skillet over medium-low heat. Add turkey patties; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until patties reaches 165°, turning halfway through.
To assemble, slightly overlap 3 to 4 lettuce leaves on each of 4 serving plates. Near the edge of lettuce leaves, layer with cucumber slices, tomato slices, turkey patties, and bell peppers. Top each with 1 tablespoon yogurt sauce and alfalfa sprouts. Garnish with additional chives, if desired. Serve fries with remaining yogurt mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 39g 50%
Saturated Fat: 5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 130mg 43%
Sodium: 1240mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate: 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber: 3g 11%
Sugars: 19g 38%
Protein: 30g 60%

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