Feta-Spiked Turkey Burgers

Feta-Spiked Turkey Burgers
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Nisa Burns

Feta-Spiked Turkey Burgers

My mom came up with this dish when my sister and I were kids. We wouldn’t eat plain turkey burgers, so my mom improvised. She added the great bold flavor of feta, which is a very strong cheese, along with spinach, which can be very pungent as well. Then she added garlic to make the ultimate healthy burger. Sometimes she would add sweet red peppers for extra flavor. 

4
Servings
318
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

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Ingredients

  • cloves garlic
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • One  10-ounce bag fresh baby spinach
  • Pinch of  salt and pepper
  • One  6-ounce container crumbled feta cheese
  • 1  Pound  ground turkey
  • package burger buns

Directions

Chop the garlic until very fine, like grains of sand. Add the butter and olive oil to a large pot, and melt over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and sauté until the garlic is lightly browned.

Chop the spinach into 1-inch pieces. Add the spinach, salt, and pepper to the pot. Mix and cook until the spinach leaves are wilted and dark green in color.

Sprinkle in the feta cheese and mix well. Add the ground turkey and mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Divide the meat into quarters and form into ½ -inch-thick patties. Cook the patties over medium-high heat in a frying pan. Flip the patties every 2-3 minutes. You will know they are done when the juices run clear and the meat is light brown all through the center. Use a knife to cut into the centers to make sure the meat is cooked. Serve on buns.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
35µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Choline, total
88mg
21%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
238mg
34%
Selenium, Se
31µg
56%
Sodium, Na
130mg
9%
Water
71g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Turkey Burger Shopping Tip

Ground turkey is flavorful and has 65-75 percent less fat than ground beef.

Turkey Burger Cooking Tip

Because ground turkey has a low fat content, it can dry out easily; counter this by supplementing juicy ingredients with your ground turkey dish.