Yummy Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers are easy to make, and can be pan-seared or grilled on a BBQ. They’re delicious, with or without a bun!
If you’re looking for an alternative, “lighter” type of burger to try, may I suggest this recipe for Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers? These “healthy” burgers (made with ground turkey) are filled with spinach, and flavored with garlic and crumbled feta cheese. They really taste great! You can decide whether you want to serve them on a bun (with tzatziki sauce on them is good), or serve them as is, with other side dishes.
The best part is how quickly you can prepare 4 burger patties with only a few ingredients! Before you know it, you can pan-sear them in a skillet, cook under a broiler, OR cook them on a BBQ grill outside! Let me show you how easy the turkey burgers are to make.
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Prepare The Ingredients For The Turkey Burgers
The ingredients you will need for these burgers are ground turkey, well-drained frozen (but thawed) spinach, egg, garlic, onion powder, pepper, and crumbled feta cheese. You can add a little bit of salt if desired, but usually find the feta cheese makes the patties salty enough.
Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and mix them, using a fork or your own clean hands. Mix only until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Forming The Patties
Divide the mixture into four equal-sized portions and then shape them into a ball. If you have a kitchen scale, that makes it easy to weigh each portion to ensure similar sizes, but it’s really not necessary. I usually just “eyeball it”.
Place each portion of meat onto a piece of wax paper (or aluminum foil), then gently press the mixture out with your hands to make a round, flat turkey patty. Now you’re ready to cook… see how easy that was? If you’re making these ahead of time for later in the day, simply stack the patties (with the wax paper) on a plate. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready for them!
Different Ways To Cook Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers
Cooking the turkey, feta and spinach burgers couldn’t be easier! You can broil them in your oven (approx. 6 ” from heating element) until done, turning them over halfway.
If you’re pan-searing them, place them in a lightly oiled large skillet. Heat the skillet on medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Lay the patties in the hot skillet in a single layer. They should sizzle a bit when they hit the hot skillet. Cook them for a total time of about 13-15 minutes, or until they’re cooked through and no longer pink inside. About halfway through the cooking time (about 6 minutes), flip the burgers over to brown the other side, and continue cooking until done.
If you’re going to grill them on a BBQ, lightly grease the grill grate. Preheat the grill or make sure the briquets are red hot and ready to go. Cook until well browned on the bottom, then carefully flip the burgers over. When the patties are cooked through and no longer pink inside, they are ready (approx. 13-15 minutes or less).
Ready To Serve
How you choose to serve the turkey, feta and spinach burgers is your choice. You can go all in and serve them on buns with lots of fixin’s, or you can serve them “bun-less” with side dishes. Several times we have had them with salads on the side for a light meal. We’ve also enjoyed them, served with roasted sweet potato fries! These burgers have really nice flavor, no matter how you choose to serve them!
I hope you have the opportunity to try these tasty turkey burgers, and trust you’ll enjoy them as we do. If you’re looking for another “alternative” type burger or don’t eat meat, you might want to check out my recipe for Black Bean Burgers. They’re yummy, too! Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you’ll come back soon. Take care, and have a wonderful day!
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Recipe adapted from: allrecipes.com/recipe/158968/spinach-and-feta-turkey-burgers/
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Yummy Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers are easy to make, and can be pan-seared or grilled on a BBQ. They're delicious, with or without a bun!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 large egg slightly beaten
- 5 ounces frozen spinach thawed and well-drained
- 1½ cloves minced garlic
- 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt (optional) if desired... feta cheese is slightly salty
Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and mix, using a fork or hands. Mix only until well-combined.
Divide into four equal portions; shape each into a ball. Place each portion of meat onto a piece of wax paper (or foil). Gently press them out with your hands, to make a round, flat turkey patty. TIP: If making these ahead of time for later in the day, stack patties (with the wax paper) on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to cook!
** Pan-Sear: Lightly oil a large skillet. Heat on medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Lay patties in hot skillet in a single layer. They should sizzle when they hit hot skillet. About halfway through cooking time (about 6 minutes), flip burgers over to brown other side, then continue cooking until done. Cook a total of 13-15 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.
** Grill On BBQ: Lightly grease grill grate. Preheat grill or make sure charcoal briquets are red hot. Cook in single layer until well browned on bottom, then carefully flip burgers over. When patties are cooked through and no longer pink inside, they're ready (approx. 13-15 minutes or less).
** Broil: Broil them in oven (approx. 6 " from heating element) until done, flipping them over halfway.
Serve with or without a bun, and with your favorite condiments or side dishes.
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