I used to find it really hard to get excited about turkey burgers. I mean, don’t get me wrong, plain turkey burgers are fine, but nothing to look forward to. More of a “health food substitute” for the burger you really want. Those were my exact thoughts… that is, until I started making spinach and feta turkey burgers. Now my opinion has changed completely. I actually crave these things! I actually look forward to dinner when I know I get to have them! So if you find yourself in the same boat as me, dreading turkey burgers but knowing it’s the “better” option, try this recipe!
In a giant mixing bowl, combine your ground turkey (as close to room temperature as possible), two packages of frozen spinach that you have already thawed and drained all of the excess water out of, and a block of crumbled feta cheese. Get in there with your hands and mix it all up really good.
Then, add your eggs, salt and pepper. You have to add eggs to turkey burgers or they have a tendency to be really dry. The eggs ensure that your burgers will be moist. Also, add a good amount of salt and pepper because this is a lot of meat. I always add even just a little bit more salt than I think I need. Use your hands once again, and mix this all up really well.
Portion on the grill using a half cup to measure, flipping after 5-6 minutes when you have nice grill marks forming. The burgers will be done when a meat thermometer placed in the center reads 165 degrees.
This will make about 22-25 burgers. My husband and I obviously don’t need that many burgers, but these freeze beautifully, so I always make way more than we need. I allow them to cool, but them in a freezer bag, and refrigerate for a couple of hours before transferring to the freezer. It will keep for a few months!
Now, you can eat this the way you eat any traditional burger, but I like to serve it in a pita with more spinach (you’re definitely getting your fill of greens with this meal!), cherry tomatoes, and my homemade, super easy Tzatziki Sauce.
It’s such a delicious and filling dinner packed with veggies and protein and doesn’t even feel like I’m making a substitution for something else that I really want. Make these before grilling season is over so you can have them in the freezer for the fall!
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
4lbs ground turkey
2 packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 8oz block feta cheese
Salt and Pepper
For Serving (Optional)
1. Combine turkey, spinach, and crumbled feta into large bowl. Mix to combine.
2. Add eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix again until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
3. Portion burgers into 1/2 cup servings on the grill. Cook until the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 165 degrees.
4. Optional: Serve in a pita with tzatziki, spinach, and cherry tomatoes.