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Greek-style spinach and feta turkey burgers are tender, juicy, and flavourful, loaded with spinach, feta and fresh Mediterranean herbs + so easy to prep. | aheadofthyme.com

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 turkey burgers

Description

Greek-style spinach and feta turkey burgers are tender, juicy, and flavourful, loaded with fresh spinach, feta cheese and fresh Mediterranean herbs + so easy to prep.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheesecrumbled
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Suggested Toppings:

  • 4 tablespoons tzatziki sauce
  • lettuce
  • cucumber, sliced
  • red onionsliced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, spinach, feta cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, oregano, parsley, dill, salt and pepper. Stir to combine with a spatula or use your hands to evenly combine everything together. 
  2. Transfer the turkey mixture onto a large piece of parchment paper. Flatten the mixture with your hands into a square that is 1/2-inch thick. Use a 4-inch circular mold to cut out 4 burger patties. (Alternatively, you can use your hands to shape the turkey mixture into 4 even-sized patties). Place on a parchment-lined baking tray or plate and cover with plastic cling wrap. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight. 
  3. Brush oil over the grill pan and heat over medium high heat for 3 minutes, until the oil starts to shimmer and sizzle. Place patties on the grill, spacing them an inch apart. Cook for 5 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. 
  4. Toast the split hamburger buns on the grill, if desired. Place a turkey patty on the bottom half of each bun and top with desired toppings, including a spoonful of tzatziki, lettuce, cucumber slices and red onions. Place the top have of the bun on top to assemble. 
  5. Serve with a side of crispy french fries or sweet potato wedges.

Notes

Equipment used: mixing bowl, an indoor grill pan (or cast-iron skillet), a turner spatula, and a digital meat thermometer.

How to check if the turkey patties are cooked: A digital meat thermometer is very useful when grilling meat for checking doneness. Simply insert halfway inside the meat to get a quick measurement.

How to cook turkey burgers in a skillet: If you don't have a grill, make these turkey burgers in a cast-iron skillet. Heat oil in the skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes until sizzling hot. Place patties on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes until nicely seared and starting to brown up the sides. Flip the patties over and cook for another 5 minutes, until the internal temperature for the patties reaches 165 F.

How to serve turkey burgers: Serve warm with a side of crispy french fries or sweet potato wedges and a side salad. I also love a big serving of Greek salad with this.

How to freeze turkey burger patties: You can freeze the uncooked turkey burger patties for up to 3 months. Place them on a parchment lined baking tray and place in the freezer for an hour. Then, stack them up and layer small squares of parchment paper in between them. Store in an airtight ziploc bag and place back in the freezer. To use them, defrost overnight in the refrigerator and follow the recipe.

How to make your own artisan hamburger buns. You can make your own easy homemade hamburger buns in under 3 hours with only 15 minutes of actual prep work. These buns are soft, fluffy, and so airy. Totally worth the extra effort.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (+30 minutes marinate time)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Greek

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