Sunday, March 13, 2011

Turkey Burgers with a Twist

While I love turkey burgers, they do have a tendency to be somewhat bland.  They're definitely a healthier option, but I always end up thinking of the full on beef burger when I'm eating one.  For these burgers I added spinach, feta and sun dried tomatoes to really pack in the flavor.

Don't worry if you don't have access to a grill...I cooked this in a large sauce pan over the stove.  They're quick, easy, tasty and (best of all) healthy!

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
1 lb ground turkey
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
4 cups spinach
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Dash seasoning
2 tbsp feta cheese
2 heaping tbsp sun dried tomatoes (*These come packed in olive oil, so drain first)

The Cast

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook one minute.  Add spinach and cook down, approximately 3 minutes.  Set spinach aside in bowl and cool (I stick mine in the freezer for a few minutes to speed the process).

Once spinach is cooled add remaining ingredients.  Stir well to combine.  Form 4 patties from mixture.  *The only hard thing about adding the egg was that it made the mixture very wet and somewhat difficult to work with.  Just work carefully with the patties so they don't fall apart*

Heat remaining olive oil over medium heat.  Cook 2 patties at a time, as to not overcrowd the pan.  Cook burgers 4 1/2 minutes on each side, or until cooked throughout.  One tricky thing about turkey burgers is making sure that they are cooked through, but that they also don't turn out dry.  Make sure to keep the heat on medium....the burgers could slower, but more evenly.

Enjoy!  I ate mine without a bun or toppings, but feel free to dress this up as you wish.  A whole wheat bun and a nice big slice of provolone cheese would be wonderful!

Going, going, gone!

What is your favorite non-beef burger?


  1. ummmm.... how did i not know you had this blog??? this looks amazing. it's 11:00pm... and now i'm hungry. great. thanks.

    miss you tons... love- julia xoxo

  2. i haven't had it for too long...facebook just didn't give me enough room to share all of the photos. glad you like the burgers :)

    miss you SO SO much! you best let me know next time you're going to be home so that we can plan a reunion

  3. Can you make this veggie? Like with chickpeas or something?? I want to try..

  4. @Kruton:

    I'm sure you could! I've never made (or eaten) a veggie burger, but I would think that chickpeas would meld nicely with the feta and spinach.

    If you give it a whirl let me know :) I'm sure it would be yummy!


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