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Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta, Delicious Recipe for a Quick 30 minute meal

Updated on April 19, 2013
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger, a quick healthy & flavorful alternative to the traditional greasy hamburger!
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger, a quick healthy & flavorful alternative to the traditional greasy hamburger! | Source
4.8 stars from 11 ratings of Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger

This delicious and tasty burger is made with lean ground turkey with spinach and feta cheese, and makes an excellent alternative to the traditional home-grilled burger made with a ground beef hamburger patty. This recipe yields a wonderfully tasty ready-to-eat sandwich that doesn't need any further dressings or condiments, and therefore also makes a healthier option!

This recipe makes 6 hefty 5 oz. burgers at about 427 calories and 24 grams of fat each (with all the cheese and good stuff already included!) They are not greasy at all, but they have just the right amount of moisture thanks to the spinach, which also serves as a great way to add veggies and vitamins to this meal!

Comparitively, a typical home-cooked grilled hamburger made with 80% lean ground beef starts at 420 calories and 30 grams of fat for just a 4 oz. patty and a bun - that's no cheese, no mayo, no ketchup...nothin'. Just meat and bread (booooring!)

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 28 min
Yields: 6 burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey meat
  • 6 large hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion, (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grate to prevent sticking.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together eggs, garlic, feta, spinach, onions, and ground turkey, and black pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands will be the best way to make sure everything is evenly mixed.
  3. Form the turkey mixture into 6 patties of equal size to ensure equal cooking time.
  4. Place the four patties on the preheated grill and cook until they are no longer pink in the center, about 15-20 minutes. Flip the patties over about halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Remove cooked patties from the grill and place each in a bun. Buns may be toasted gently on the grill if desired.

Notes & Tips

• There is no salt added to the turkey mixture due to the fact that feta is quite a salty cheese. Keep this in mind if you decide to add salt, or perhaps wait until the meat is cooked so you can taste it first and decide if it really needs it!

• Even when I'm only cooking for two, I always make the full recipe and freeze the extra patties. Here's how:

I line a baking sheet with freezer paper and form the patties on it and place it in the freezer, uncovered, for several hours (or even overnight). When the patties are solid enough to hold their shape, I wrap them in the freezer paper, making sure there is a layer of paper between the patties so they don't freeze together. Then I place them inside a large freezer bag and put them back in the freezer until it's time for turkey burgers again! (They will need to thaw completely before cooking; then follow the same cooking instructions above).

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Other Tasty Turkey Recipes

Try this Low Fat Turkey Meatball Recipe or this Low Fat Homemade Turkey Burger Recipe if you're looking for another quick and easy meal full of flavor but lighter than beef!


Thank you so much for reading! I hope you will give this yummy recipe a try, and come back and let me know what you think!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 burger
Calories 427
Calories from Fat216
% Daily Value *
Fat 24 g37%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 31 g62%
Cholesterol 160 mg53%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      mts1098 

      5 years ago

      awesome burger...I can eat turkey, feta and spinach every day...cheers

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      Tina 

      6 years ago

      Tried this today and it was YUMMY! You are absolutely right, it didn't need any extras! Will definitely make them again ... very soon!

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      Martha 

      6 years ago

      Deliciously different and so easy to make. The whole family loved them, especially Dad.

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      Saira Sheikh 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      This burger looks delicious, specially love the Feta inside it. Great Recipe! Thanks for sharing !

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      Jessica 

      6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Thanks for dropping by, RTalloni!

      It is soooo tasty! I do wish it were fewer calories.... Perhaps next time I'll stretch it into 8 smaller patties instead of 6 giant ones. Of course, leaving off the bun cuts 100 calories, and most of the carbs too.

      But it sure is better than the way I like to load up a regular burger, with bleu cheese and bacon...I know that for a fact!! :)

      I hope you'll come back and let me know how you like it, and any improvements you come up with!

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      This burger looks wonderful, calories or not! I predict this will become a company favorite.

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