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Greek Turkey Burgers
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Greek Turkey Burgers

Classic Greek flavors in an easy to make turkey burger that you can grill outdoors or cook in the oven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Calories: 283kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 pound lean (90%) ground turkey
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, rice crumbs, or cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup (4½ ounces) well crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning (see notes #1)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil (for brushing grill pan)

Instructions

  • Place the thawed spinach in a colander and press/squeeze it to remove as much water as possible. (You can also use a potato ricer or nut milk bag to remove the excess water if you have one.)
  • Add the spinach to a large bowl along with the remaining ingredients and mix well. Form into 6 burger patties (see notes #2).
  • Preheat a grill or gill pan (see notes #3) over medium high heat and cook the burgers for 10-12 minutes per side.

Notes

  1.  You can purchase Greek seasoning or make your own. To make your own combine 2 teaspoons each of oregano and garlic powder, with 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon and dill, and ½ teaspoon each of peppermint, nutmeg, red pepper, and chives.
  2. If freezing, wrap each patty individually and store them in a large, zip lock bag in the freezer.    
  3. To cook these burgers in the oven using a grill pan, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place the empty pan in the oven for 15 minutes before adding the patties and cooking per the recipe.  If cooking from frozen add an extra 5 minutes and cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
NUTRITION - Serving size: 1 burger, Calories: 283, Fat: 13g, Saturated fat: 6g, Unsaturated fat: 7g, Trans fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Sugar: 3g, Sodium: 697mg, Fiber: 3, Protein: 24, Cholesterol: 105mg