For a turkey burger, these were juicy, full of flavor and really, really good. The combination of the spinach and feta made the burger feel fancy and decadent without being too greasy. The tatziki sauce is amazingly cool and creamy..the perfect dipping platform for the burger and some homemade fries. I would rather have this burger over a beef hamburger any day! You can’t beat a healthy AND delicious Greek style burger such as this one.
Spanakopita Turkey Burgers (adapted from Rachael Ray)
Makes 5 giant burgers
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey (or chicken)
1/2 red onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. fresh spinach leaves, stems torn
1/4 lb. feta cheese (I used a LOT of this)
1 tablespoon oregano
salt and fresh pepper to taste
1. Saute the garlic and onion in a little butter for five minutes.
2. Chop spinach fairly well.
3. Add Spinach, feta, oregano and onion mixture to turkey. Combine.
4. Form burgers and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
5. Cook for about 10 minutes per side. Our burgers were pretty thick and remember that you are using poultry!
6. Serve on crust whole wheat rolls.
Makes about a large cup or so.
1/3 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped
smashed clove of garlic
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 cup of fat free Greek yogurt
dollop of sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.
2. Serve alongside burgers and fries.
(fries: potatoes, salt and pepper, olive oil, roasted at 400 degrees until crispy)