Monday, July 9, 2012

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers get a bad wrap. So often they are the obligatory, flavorless "light" option on a menu filled with a delicious beefy stuff. The boring flat-chested younger sister of juicy, voluptuous beef burger. 

Well considering I just got back from a straight week of eating on vacation, I did not need to add anything more "voluptuous" to my diet. I was still craving a griller so turned to my favorite lean poultry and pumped it up with some veggies. 

As always, frozen spinach was found in the freezer. This is such an easy thing to keep around and adds nutrition to just about any meal. 

Spinach, egg, green onion and feta add much needed body and flavor to this burger. The feta and egg also help to bind the turkey together.

Get dirty in there (with clean hands of course), but don't overmix. Just enough to combine.

Form into less-than-perfect patties and assure yourself people will still love you.

Grilled to perfection by the Husband.

Serve with kalamata olive spread.

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers
Makes 8-9 burgers

2lbs ground turkey
2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of liquid
1/2 cup crumbled feta
4 green onions, chopped
1 egg, beaten
Whole wheat buns

Combine turkey, spinach, onion, egg and S&P. Mix lightly by hand, taking care not to overmix. Form into 1-inch thick patties. Grill over medium direct heat for 10-12 minutes.

Serve over whole wheat buns with kalamata olive spread. Also excellent with grilled red peppers.


  1. Nice looking grill marks Husband! Will definately try these this weekend.

  2. Look delish! Think I could use my extra lean ground turkey with these?

  3. Extra lean turkey would be just fine. The spinach and feta will keep things nice and moist.

  4. Carey,
    Tried these tonight and were super delicious!!!!

  5. My 6 year old daughter even loved them!


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