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