Feta and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Feta and Spinach Turkey Burgers

June 24, 2009


On a recent trip to Whole Foods I saw some feta and spinach turkey burgers that looked delicious. As I was about to tell the butcher I wanted to purchase some, I decided to challenge myself to making them from scratch! So instead of taking the “easy” way out I proceeded through the store to collect the ingredients I thought would be necessary for these Summery burgers.

I sort of made it up as I went along, and when I do that, I tend to do a little research online just to have a basic recipe to follow (for simple measurements, cook times etc.) then tweak it to my own standards. The recipe I followed is a Feta and Spinach Turkey burger from allrecipes.com (a good website to use if you need to change serving sizes since it calculates the changes for you!)

Here’s what you’ll need (for 4 burgers):

• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 clove of garlic, minced
• 2 ounces feta cheese
• roughly 5 ounces frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)
• a dash of paprika (adjust to your liking)
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1 lb of ground turkey

Here’s what you do (it’s simple and quick!):

• Lightly oil a grill pan (or an outdoor grill)

• Mix together eggs, garlic, feta cheese, spinach, paprika, and turkey in a large bowl until well combined; add salt and pepper to taste.

• Form into 4 patties and cook on grill pan, on medium heat, until no longer pink in the center, about 15-20 minutes.

Since these burgers reminded me so much of Summer I tossed together a little side dish of Macaroni Salad to complete that feeling. It consisted of elbow macaroni, 1 cup mayo, 2/3 cup sugar, some roughly chopped veggies (red peppers, onions, and celery), 2/3 cup of white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and a little yellow mustard.

I opted to skip the roll since bread fills me up like mad and instead served it on a bed of fresh baby spinach… and obviously I added some bacon on top! It was delightful and as much as I love Whole Foods it was far more satisfying to know I made these myself instead!

Let’s hope this weather system leaves Boston soon so we can actually start to officially begin our Summer!


16 Responses to "Feta and Spinach Turkey Burgers"

  1. Sara says:

    those look delicious! i bet i could get ground chicken and substitute that. yum!

  2. Julie Q says:

    Delish! Cannot wait for the sun to come out this weekend!

    ooo- have you ever tried the shrimp kabobs from WF? I'd replicate those suckers next. so good!! (except all i think you have to do is put shrimp on a stick)

  3. TKTC says:

    Done and Done.

  4. We Are Not Martha says:

    sara- GOOD idea. the possibilities are really endless!

    julie q- simply stated: you're hilarious.

    tktc- you said it kiddo! so good 🙂

  5. iowagirleats says:

    Oooo these look awesome!! Starred in my reader! 😀

  6. Larissa says:

    Mmm…I love turkey burgers. These look great.

  7. Kerstin says:

    What yummy burgers, you can't go wrong with feta AND bacon!

  8. ttfn300 says:

    ooh, yum. i've totally bought those before (but only on sale!) *hides head* Next time i'll make 'em 🙂

  9. Peckish says:

    Oo most excellent! Did you use dark meat?

  10. Cramped Kitchen. says:

    I love turkey burgers and feta cheese is my favorite cheese. I will be trying these asap!

  11. Nicole (dishin') says:

    Mmmm….looks great!

    Rachael Ray has a similar recipe that I've tried and it's delish!

  12. Anonymous says:

    when i saw these i immediately wanted to try them. I grilled them up for dinner last night and they were delicious!!! Thank you.

  13. Whitney says:

    I made these for my Fouth of July party as some of my friends don't eat red meat.

    The turkey burgers were all gone before I had finished grilling the beef!!!!

    Great Recipe!

  14. Rebecca says:

    I’m adding this to my meal plan & shopping list now – just what I was looking for, thanks!

  15. Ali says:

    Those look sooo good… I just mixed up “something” that looks very similar and realized after seeing your recipe, I neglected to add salt and pepper. That’s ok, I can add it in a bit (I have the mixture in the fridge for now, waiting until a bit later to eat. Glad I found this page!

  16. Tammy says:

    I make these plus many variations….. hint for grilling….. put them on wax paper and freeze for 15-20 minutes…. JUST enough to make them really firm. Won’t fall apart and fall through grill cracks 🙂

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