Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta, Delicious Recipe for a Quick 30 minute meal
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!)
- 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
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- Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grate to prevent sticking.
- 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.
- Form the turkey mixture into 6 patties of equal size to ensure equal cooking time.
- 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.
- 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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|Serving size: 1 burger|
|Calories from Fat||216|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 24 g||37%|
|Saturated fat 7 g||35%|
|Carbohydrates 23 g||8%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 31 g||62%|
|Cholesterol 160 mg||53%|
|* 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.|