Influential Burgers

The hamburger. King of fast food land. While its popularity has gone down from the 70’s and 80’s, it is still the undisputed leader. Fried chicken. Burritos. Tacos. All pretenders to the throne.

Last year Time Magazine came out with their list of the most influential burgers of all time. Here is their list:

There are HUGE omissions here. My additions…..

  • The Big Mac – How can any burger list be complete without it? When a universal economic measure is based on the product, it is influential!
  • The Big Boy – Whether you go to Bob’s, Frisch’s or Shoney’s, the Big Boy is classic.
  • A&W Bacon Cheeseburger – It was the first chain restaurant to offer one.

Low Carb Greek Turkey Burgers

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While this won’t make the influential list, it sure is yummy.

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A few more ingredients than your basic burger.

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Think of making a Greek salad without the olives (thankfully).

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The turkey burgers.

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An unfortunate issue with turkey burgers, they never get that lovely color.

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Low Carb Greek Turkey Burgers

Servings: Serves 4


1 egg, lightly beaten
1 pound ground turkey
1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tablespoon buttermilk
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste


In a mixing bowl, mix together the egg, turkey, crumbs, buttermilk and seasoning. I use very clean hands to get it all mushed together. Form four patties, salt and pepper them to taste.

In another, smaller mixing bowl, mix together the tomato, cucumber and feta. Salt and pepper to taste and toss lightly. Refrigerate until needed.

Preheat grill. Grill turkey patties on both sides, about five minutes on each side. Turkey should be cooked through and not pink. Serve with Tomato Feta Relish on the top.

Nutritional Info: Per Serving: 286 Calories; 15g Fat; 26g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 153mg Cholesterol; 412mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: A great big green salad and bowl of baby carrots and cherry tomatoes (go easy low carbers). Non-low-carbers, throw the burger on a whole wheat bun!


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Categories: Cheese3, Greek, Low Carb, Lunch3, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap, Turkey, Vegetable4

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “Influential Burgers”

  1. September 25, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    Hamburgers are an important good group- thank you for sharing this information! Happy Friday!


  2. Recipe Idea Shop
    September 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    What about the Rally Burger? Remember those commercials with the guy eating the burger and dropping catsup on his shoe?

    Lois Carter Crawford Marketing Idea Shop/Recipe Idea Shop 1950 Buttonwood Court Harrisonburg, VA 22802 / USA Tel: +1 540 820 3840 EM: Web: or FB: Twitter: #RecipeIdeaShop


  3. September 25, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    Your burger is top of the list for me – I love this new direction you are going in 🙂


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