Spanakopita Turkey Burgers

Burgers are by far one of my favorite foods.  There is just something so comforting and delicious about grilled meat patty and juicy toppings.  Recently I have been branching out from the normal beef variety. Turkey burgers are great for winter months since they are better cooked on the stove than on the grill.

Spanakopita Turkey Burgers

Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

Ingredients

For the burgers

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 small red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper

1 box frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry of excess moisture

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 Tablespoon grill seasoning

4oz crumbled feta cheese

1 1/3 pounds 99% lean ground turkey breast

For the sauce

1 clove garlic

1/3 seedless cucumber, grated & squeezed dry of excess moisture

6oz plain Greek yogurt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 lemon, juiced

salt and pepper

Additional ingredients needed

4 buns

Red onion, sliced

2 tomatoes, sliced

1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced in half

Directions

Heat oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Saute onion with salt & pepper until soft, about 5-6 minutes. Add in garlic and saute for another minute, stirring constantly. Remove to a plate to cool.

Combine all ingredients for sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

Combine cooked onions with spinach, oregano, grill seasoning, feta cheese, and turkey breast. Form into 4 patties and grill on high for 5 minutes a side, or until cooked through.

Top burgers with sauce, sliced onion, tomato and kalamata olives.

Overall they were pretty good.  I’m not a fan a frozen spinach since I never seem to get all the water out so I would opt for chopped fresh spinach and add it to the onions for the last minute of cooking.