these easy greek-style feta burgers use just 7 ingredients and take all of 15 minutes to pull together bringing amazing mediterranean flavors to any backyard cook-out!
You guys know by now that I loooove anything Mediterranean and these turkey burgers are no exception.
Being Greek, I grew up in a house where spanakopita was basically a main meal. It was always being made by my parents, grandparents, church members, my mom’s Greek friends…you name it, we always had it (PS – If you haven’t tried my easy spanakopita pockets – they’re a must!). So I basically had no choice but to grow up loving the spinach & feta combo.
If you’ve followed the blog for a while though, you already know this (i’m looking at you feta & spinach turkey meatballs!) So it’s only natural that I created a spinach & feta turkey burger!
Truth be told, my sister and I came up with these years and years ago and I just never got around to blogging them. But when I was thinking about what I could make us for dinner the other night, these popped into my head and I figured it was a great opportunity to get the recipe on the blog!
I love them not only because they’re packed with flavor but they’re so easy to make. In 15 minutes you have a flavorful meal on the table that everyone in the house will eat making them perfect for busy weeknight meals (or nights when you really just don’t want to cook).Print
these easy spinach & turkey feta burgers take all of 15 minutes to pull together and bring amazing mediterranean flavors to any backyard cook-out!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 heaping handful of baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 large red onion, minced
- 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano or greek seasoning
- Salt & pepper, to taste (I find a hefty thumb & forefinger’s worth of each works best!)
- 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Toppings: tzatziki, freshly sliced tomato, red onion, lettuce
- Into a food processor add garlic, red onion and baby spinach. Pulse several times until everything is well minced. (*see note #1)
- To a large mixing bowl add ground turkey, spinach mixture, feta cheese, salt & pepper. Using your hands, work to combine and evenly distribute ingredients throughout the turkey
- Form into 3-4 inch discs about 1/2 – 1 inch thick.
- For Grill: Place the burgers on the grill and cook for five minutes, covered, until grill marks form. Flip and continue to cook, covered, for another 3-5 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F shows on a meat thermometer.
- For Stovetop: Place a heavy cast iron skillet over medium low heat and drizzle with olive oil. Place patties in, cooking for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F shows on a meat thermometer.
- For Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake (on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray) for 30-40 minutes, flipping halfway through until golden brown or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F shows on a meat thermometer.
- Place between a whole wheat bun, top with tzatziki, lettuce, tomato and more red onion if desired and serve.
- If not using a food processor, garlic cloves should be minced, spinach should be very finely chopped and red onion should be minced before adding to the turkey.
Keywords: dinner, turkey, mediterranean, greek, burgers