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greek-style turkey burgers // cait's plate

greek-style turkey burgers

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 burgers 1x
  • Category: dinner

Description

these easy spinach & turkey feta burgers take all of 15 minutes to pull together and bring amazing mediterranean flavors to any backyard cook-out!


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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/23/4 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

Instructions

  1. Into a food processor add garlic, red onion and baby spinach.  Pulse several times until everything is well minced. (*see note #1)
  2. 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
  3. Form into 3-4 inch discs about 1/2 – 1 inch thick.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Place between a whole wheat bun, top with tzatziki, lettuce, tomato and more red onion if desired and serve.


Notes

  • 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

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