Feta-Spiked Turkey Burgers

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Feta-Spiked Turkey Burgers
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
612
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

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Ingredients

  • 2 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
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
47%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Cholesterol
124mg
41%
Protein
39g
77%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
433µg
48%
Vitamin B12
2µg
34%
Vitamin B6
1mg
52%
Vitamin C
21mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
350µg
100%
Calcium
447mg
45%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
180µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
299µg
75%
Folic acid
71µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
35%
Magnesium
110mg
28%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
62%
Phosphorus
496mg
71%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
802mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
49.8%
Sodium
922mg
38%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
48.4%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
33%