Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers

I have had such a problem with turkey burgers.  They're not moist enough.  They fall apart when I grill them.  They're bland.  It can be so frustrating, and I love a good burger.  I've tried a few recipes and they just haven't worked.

Why is this recipe different? Because I have made them twice, and with both tries, they came out perfectly! This is now my "NO-Fail"/"Go-To" Turkey Burger recipe.

  • 2tsp dried oregano
  • 2tsp salt
  • 1 1/2tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp cornstarch
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2tsp thyme
Mix all together. Can be used for your turkey burgers and for other greek dishes like gyros or greek salads.  Or you could buy some!

  • 16oz extra lean ground turkey
  • 5oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and liquid squeezed out (I use a kitchen towel)
  • 1/4c crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4c minced onion
  • 1Tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/4c panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
Set your burner to medium heat. 

I used my cast iron skillet to cook these burgers.  Even if you use a nonstick skillet, I would recommend using a thin layer of olive oil to cook the burgers.  Mix all of this together with your hands and form into patties. 

Once your pan is heated, lay your patties down in the pan.  Set the timer for 7 minutes.  Put a lid over it.  When timer goes off, flip your burgers gently and set the timer for 6 minutes.  Cover again with the lid.  Lay these cooked burgers on a paper towel covered plate.  Do the same with the second batch. 

My sixteen ounces of turkey made eight patties!!!  Top with tzatziki sauce and serve on whole wheat buns.  This is what my plate looked like:

You can barely see the burger. It's covered with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. I ate that whole thing, two potato slices and half the salad.  Eh. There was a little tiny salad on my burger anyway.

These were soooo good that I ate them again twice for lunch last week and one more time for dinner.

I ate this one without a tiny salad or condiments.  It was THAT GOOD!

I hope these become your favorite turkey burgers as well!!

Are there burgers on the menu in your household for the week ahead?

Source:  Bakespace